In order to retain its corporate and investment bank staff while the takeover is being enacted, ABN Amro will offer a financial sweetener that bonuses will be at least as big as they were in 2006.
However, the plan has been some by analysts as being a short term fix for staff who were looking for greater assurance that they will not lose their jobs as a result of the merger.
Jason Kennedy, of recruitment company Kennedy Associates, told Bloomberg: "They're not offering any great bargain. People are looking for long-term certainty. I've received a number of e-mails from ABN Amro staff already asking what's out there.''
Last month it was announced that Barclays and ABN Amro had agreed to some initial terms during their exclusive negotiations, including moving the new venture's office to Amsterdam.