The Personal Work Profile and the Idea of Personality in Work

Mark R. Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199551750
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731013 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law

The Personal Work Profile and the Idea of Personality in Work

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This chapter introduces the notion of the ‘personal work profile’ as the basis for a yet more comprehensive or holistic way of understanding the legal construction of personal work relations. It then suggests an analytical method for classifying personal work relations into three loose groupings: secure, autonomous, and precarious work. Building on the notion of the personal work profile, it elaborates on how the method of descriptive classification of personal work relations might contribute to the prescriptive regulation of those relations. Finally, the chapter introduces the idea of ‘personality in work’ as a combination of the values of dignity, capability, and stability in personal work relations.

Keywords: personal work profile; personal work relations; secure work; autonomous work; precarious work; personality in work

Chapter.  23954 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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