This study critically examines an earlier presented content model of attractive work. The point of departure is a theoretical overview of attraction research in the fields of recruitment, retention, and employee commitment. The theories are summarized with emphasis on what can be learned from each theory, and on factors or aspects that have received empirical support. In total, 31 theories are included. The content model of attractive work is examined against the factors or aspects identified in the theories. The examination focuses on correspondence between model and theories, and on aspects or processes presented in the theories that are not included in the content model. The content model of attractive work gives an overall picture of dimensions and qualities that contribute to make work attractive, but, there are still factors relevant for work attraction that the model does not explicitly describe. The study therefore results in some opportunities for improvement of the model, as well as providing a first step in giving theoretical guidance to interventions for attractive work.