Definition of golden handcuffs in English:

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golden handcuffs


plural noun

Benefits, typically deferred payments, provided by an employer to discourage an employee from taking employment elsewhere: his five-year golden handcuffs are released next year
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  • So, the incentives act like handcuffs for the employee, albeit golden handcuffs.
  • With the golden handcuffs all but gone, retaining employees is ‘more about communicating what the future can bring,’ says Knapp.
  • The rewards also function as golden handcuffs, because they cannot be collected until an employee retires after reaching age 65.
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