a golden hello

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a golden hello

A sum of money paid to a new employee as a benefit for being recruited by a company. He had such an impressive résumé that he was offered a sizeable golden hello for joining the company.
See also: golden, hello
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OWNERS of a north-east care home have come up with a unique way of combating a nursing shortage - a golden hello.
"Since the beginning of the scheme 336 nurses (across the UK) have received a golden hello payment.
Andrea Orcel, an ex Bank of America Merrill Lynch banker, has reportedly been paid almost GBP19.2 million as a golden hello by UBS (NYSE: UBS).
Foxley added: "We have a menu of incentives, so that if you are a young person going to teacher training college to do Gaelic teaching, you'll know you'll get a golden hello, some assistance with housing and help with your professional development."
Lib Dem shadow chancellor Vince Cable said: "If these reports are true, then RBS has now spent almost all of its profits for the past six months on a bonus for the chief executive and a golden hello for a hot-shot trader."
NUT Cymru secretary David Evans said: 'Those young teachers who just missed out on a golden hello should at the very least now have their student loan repayment debts cancelled.'
A salary of up to pounds 28,221 is being offered plus a Golden Hello of up to pounds 3,000.
Up to pounds 30,843 is being offered plus a Golden Hello of up to pounds 5,000.
Give these language teachers a special bonus, a golden hello of pounds 5,000 up front.
'It should be noted that no doctor entitled to a golden hello will lose out as a result of the delays.'
For potential soldiers who are already educated in certain disciplines, the Army has recently introduced a Golden Hello scheme.
THE only thing that follows a golden hello is a black goodbye.
The only newcomers a golden hello succeeds in enticing into a profession are mercenaries, pleased to earn a few thousand pounds extra but without the drive and dedication needed for a true vocation such as teaching or medicine.
He said: "Most people recognise the need to pay a golden hello to attract the best but don't understand the need for a golden farewell for failure."
Would a golden hello tempt him to head across the border to Wales?