golden hello
n. A cash bonus or other remuneration paid to a new employee as an incentive to join a company (c.f. golden handshake).

Example Citation:
"City merchant banks are having to offer new graduates salaries of 30,000 [pounds] a year, plus golden hellos, as a big increase in demand for the elite pushes up starting rates."
—Lorna Bourke, "Golden hellos for graduates," The Evening Standard (London)

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