Golden Hellos Surge as CEOs Get Signing Jumbo Bonuses

James Post, School of Management

More U.S. companies are luring top executives with multimillion-dollar “golden hello” signing bonuses, undeterred even as high-profile flameouts such as Ron Johnson’s short tenure at J.C. Penney Co. expose the risks…

Expert quote:

“The board has to be careful not to fall in love with any one candidate. You have to look for a good candidate at a good price, not a good candidate at any price.”

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