Do signing bonuses and referral rewards live up to the hype? Some recent media coverage may make it seem like employers are throwing money at engineers to fill their open positions, but the reality of signing bonuses and referral rewards is far less spectacular. There’s no silver bullet for employer or employee. While attracting new graduates is one of the more common uses of signing bonuses, the average engineering graduate probably shouldn’t expect them. Read Bonuses and Rewards in Recruitment for more insight.
Original article featured in the March 2015 edition of PE: The Magazine for Professional Engineers.