The nature of the new employment relationship: A content analysis of the practitioner and academic literatures Academic Article uri icon


  • At a general level, there appears to be almost universal agreement that the nature of the employment relationship is undergoing fundamental changes that have potentially enormous implications for how companies attract, motivate, and retain talent. This article is intended to assist HRM professionals in understanding, evaluating, and responding to those changes. The results of a study that evaluates current thinking regarding the nature of the new employment relationship by systematically analyzing the content of relevant articles are reported. Implications of the results for the management of employee relationships are discussed, and specific recommendations are provided. 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Roehling, M. V., Cavanaugh, M. A., Moynihan, L. M., & Boswell, W. R.

citation count

  • 86

complete list of authors

  • Roehling, MV||Cavanaugh, MA||Moynihan, LM||Boswell, WR

publication date

  • January 2000