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How to keep workers from bolting: benefits

In a hot job market, keeping valued professionals is no easy task. Even technology bellwethers such as Microsoft have to pull out the stops to retain top talent.

 

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In a hot job market, keeping valued professionals is no easy task. Even technology bellwethers such as Microsoft have to pull out the stops to retain top talent.

 


Microsoft boosts benefits for top employees
The software maker responds to its falling stock price and fierce competition for high-tech workers by increasing compensation.

Employees may demand cash as stocks sink
As many tech stocks dive and employees watch the value of their stock options evaporate, the currency of the "new economy" may give way to an old standby: cash.

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Microsoft boosts salaries to keep talent in hot job market
Even though it has minted more millionaires than perhaps any company in history, the software giant is finding that recruiting employees, particularly in Silicon Valley, is getting harder than ever.