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Office Hours: If You Care About Your Career, Focus on Your Passion

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Editor's Note: This post is part of our biweekly "Office Hours" video series, featuring quick career, workplace and leadership tips from talent management experts and business leaders across the globe.

According to a 2016 LinkedIn study that analyzed its members' job histories, the average millennial switches jobs four times in their first decade out of college. Their restlessness can be chalked up to a bunch of factors—diverse interests, numbing routine, unnatural stress—but it might also have to do with an ardent belief: that by testing out enough options, they can find their passion.

Bill Gassen, chief HR officer at Sanford Health, believes that everyone should stay open to the possibility of a career change. Look out for those aspects of your current job that most inspire you, and let your passions guide each further step.

In this video, he tells his own story to explain why: Gassen didn't start as an HR professional. In fact, it was through his experience in another field that he was first exposed to HR, and that lucky coincidence has defined his career.

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The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Must Know

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The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Must Know

Employment law is complicated and can have big repercussions for your company if employees fail to adhere to it — either out of ignorance or neglect. A talent contractor for Comcast was just forced to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid overtime — a violation of employment law. While you can't expect everyone at your company to be experts in the law (that's why you should have an attorney on retainer), your managers should be trained on the basics. Otherwise, you make your company susceptible to lawsuits.

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