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Management Buzz 07/02

Why you need to spend quality time with your employees

By Chris Sandlund

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Spending time with your employees is one of the best ways toconvince them you care, says human resources consultant KevinSheridan. He recently analyzed almost half a million employeesurveys showing satisfaction with the boss's presence in theworkplace corresponded closely with perceiving that the employercares.

Sound like a problem for big, impersonal companies? Not so.Sheridan surveyed his own employees at the 20-person HR SolutionsInc. in Chicago and found they craved more face time. Now he makesa point to attend staff meetings.

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