Pros, Cons of Using Signing Bonuses to Attract Employees

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Everywhere we turn, store fronts and restaurants are posting signs seeking applicants for vacant positions. And the phenomenon isn’t limited to just the service industry. Employers in the transportation, logistics, and manufacturing sectors are just as desperate for applicants.

One suddenly hot recruiting tool is paying signing bonuses to new employees. But there are some factors you need to consider before offering the bonuses.

Bonuses Growing in Popularity

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, “Nearly 20% of all jobs posted on job search site ZipRecruiter in June offer a signing bonus, up from 2% of

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