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By Nick Otto
From Employee Benefit News on Thursday, September 15, 2016
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It takes more than a quick fix like a promotion or salary bump to keep employees happy, says Ron Friedman, author of “The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace.” “These are some examples of what would make us happy in the short term,” he says. “Six, nine or 12 months from now, you’ll go back to feeling as you did.”

What people want from their workplace is to have their basic human needs fulfilled, he said, speaking at the National Business Group on Health’s fall well-being conference in Washington, D.C. The key to fulfilling those needs, he said, lies within three key areas.