nounBritish • informal
- A substantial payment made by an employer to a keenly sought recruit.More 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.