Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

What's a Good Job? The Importance of Employment Relationships

by Graham Lowe, Grant Schellenberg

Good employment relationships are the key ingredient of a "good job".  This report is built around the findings from a winter 2000 national survey of employees and self-employed and eight follow-up focus groups.  The objective of this project is to "map" the labour market from the perspective of employment relationships, using dimensions such as trust, commitment and loyalty, economic and psychological security, and legal attachment and rights.  This project is intended to help workers, employers, governments, unions and other labour market stakeholders respond to the challenges posed by changing employment relationships.

Release Date: 2 May 2001
Number of pages: 112
Document number: 2289
Keywords: job satisfaction, employment, work environment, public service, restructuring