“A job for life” into “A life of jobs”: the new employment contract

John Gilbert (John Gilbert is a business consultant based in Rochdale, Lancashire, UK)

The TQM Magazine

ISSN: 0954-478X

Publication date: 1 April 1996


Compares old and new employment contracts, highlighting the benefits of the latter and advising on how new contracts can be built. Points out that employee commitment and loyalty depend on good leadership, training, communication and recognition. Finally puts forward an action list to guide organizations on the road towards continuous improvement and the ultimate goal of world‐class status.



Gilbert, J. (1996), "“A job for life” into “A life of jobs”: the new employment contract", The TQM Magazine, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 36-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/09544789610114849

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