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Because I’m happy! Most of us enjoy our work

Everyone wants to be happy at work, but it varies by an employee’s job and field, among other factors.

Snapshot: 5 fastest growing fields

These industries saw the most job growth over the last 25 years.

Your millennial employees are more likely to moonlight

From bartender to blogger, it’s not uncommon for workers to have a side job to earn a little extra money or pursue an area of interest.

Snapshot: Millennials on the move

Don’t plan on retaining your millennial employees forever.

How do execs view the HR function?

Sixty percent of executives believe that HR has strategic value for their organizations.

Snapshot: Percent of positive workplace drug tests

Since 2013, positive drug tests have spiked to their highest levels since 2005.

2017 starting salaries will increase an average of 3.6%

Average starting salaries for U.S. professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6% next year, according to research by staffing agency Robert Half.

SHRM Survey: Average cost per hire is $4,129

It costs American employers an average of $4,129 to hire a new employee, a process that on average takes 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s new Human Capital Benchmarking Report.

What’s the worst quality a manager can have?

When asked to reflect on the qualities of their worst boss, employees in a new study by consulting firm Appirio didn’t point to penny pinchers who were cheap with raises and promotions. Instead, they recalled emotionally distant and uncommunicative managers.

Paycheck to paycheck normal for most workers

More than three-quarters of workers—78%—are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, and 26% don’t save any money at all.