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Secrets of Power Salary Negotiating by Roger Dawson

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Chapter 7 Il_9781564148605_001_0048_001 What Can You Get?

Hiring Bonuses

Will companies pay a hiring bonus? Yes, this is a popular way to attract a good employee without the difficulties that can be caused internally by paying top wages to a new employee. Expect to be able to negotiate up to three months of base pay. The more you emphasize the bonus that you will be leaving behind at your current employer, the more chance you have of getting a hiring bonus. You will probably be asked to sign a statement that you will repay the bonus if you don’t stay with the new company for 12 months. Don’t worry about signing it, because the company knows it has almost no chance of getting ...

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