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golden hello

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Definition of golden hello in English:

noun

British informal
A substantial payment made by an employer to a keenly sought recruit.
Example sentences
  • Schools Minister David Miliband said: ‘In the four years since training bursaries and golden hellos were introduced, the sector's efforts have raised recruitment to teacher training courses by over 30 per cent.’
  • The idea that golden hellos were going to compensate for that stability was questionable.
  • He added that Edinburgh had also looked at the possibility of golden hellos, but had instead decided to pay bursaries to final-year social work students who would then work two years for the council.

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