"Will I lose my job this year?"
If you are being terminated, laid-off, fired, or forced to resign –
or believe you will be in the near future – you have plenty of company. We are living in the age of endangered jobs.
Every year in the U.S., 20 million employees are terminated involuntarily.* American workers are facing more job instability than at almost any time in history: Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, software automation, and continued globalization will put millions more jobs at risk the next decade. Some research suggests that in the next 15 years, up to 38 million American workers could displaced by automation.
Most terminated employees are eligible for severance, yet few employees have the information - or skills - they need to negotiate on their own behalf. Our new book provides both. Written by career Human Resources professionals, "Negotiating Severance" addresses the following topics:
- Why the "at-will" employment doctrine in the U.S. doesn't protect you from being fired.
- Why "severance negotiation" will be a key career skill in the workforce of the future.
- How to recognize and act upon early warning signs that your job is at risk.
- How to open a severance negotiation, and how to know when the negotiation is over.
- How to develop high-impact "position statements" to help you personalize the negotiation.
- How working with an attorney can actually work against you, and when you should work with an employment attorney.
*Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS), Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/jlt/, (January 2017)