Microsoft woos its own employees
Now that it's competing with Google and Yahoo to attract top programming talent, Microsoft has finally responded to employee complaints. The software giant is revamping its benefits and compensation plan, starting with putting the towels back in company gyms, a move that brought cheers from an audience of Microsoft employees assembled for a "town-hall" meeting in Microsoft's Redmond, Wash. headquarters campus. More substantial changes were made in the review system, which will no longer rely on a forced-ranking mechanism widely disliked by employees and managers. Stock awards will also increase. Microsoft blogger Robert Scoble credited Mini-Microsoft, a blog written by an anonymous Microsoft employee, with spurring the changes.
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