Outside of what was mentioned above, companies know that their entire industry is in the same sort of state they’re personally in.
In order for them to stay ahead, they’re looking to appeal to those with the most talent. Since money is a typically good incentive at the start, sign-on bonuses are a way for companies to appeal to high-demand professions.
Our guess is maybe. The future is unpredictable and we have no clue how the economy or the job market is going to shift.
If there are rising hiring deficits out there, we’ll find these bonuses to appear more and more in particular fields. However if things recover and return back to their original state, we could see less of them. It’s all supply and demand at this point.