Signing bonuses promote trust, raise expectations

By Stephen Miller Unpublished

To close the deal with job candidates, employers are more likely to offer signing bonuses in boom times than during a recession. But the payoff in employee attitudes and effort was found to be considerably greater with a tepid economy -- when candidates far outnumber open positions and the bonus is viewed as having real meaning -- a new study suggests.
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04-12-2014 13:38

I find this study interesting as to the expectations linked to the signing bonuses. With that financial incentive it's only logically for a company to expect more of that employee but it's like a blind trust since you are assuming that what they say of what they can perform before you hire them is true. Good take home points here.