Will I be fired or laid-off this year?
If you are being terminated, laid-off, or fired - or believe you may be in the near future - you have plenty of company.
Every year in the U.S., a staggering 20 million employees are terminated involuntarily,* and with many decades of practice, American companies have become very skilled at firing their workers.
As the world economy becomes increasingly connected, competitive, and automated, pressure to cut costs, increase productivity, and manage expensive employee benefits will drive further workforce reductions.
Industry data reveals that up to 70% of companies offer severance packages for involuntary terminations, yet employees rarely have the tools and information they need - when they need them - to negotiate on their own behalf.
We are career Human Resources (HR) experts with decades of applied experience working with employees in startup, mid-sized, and large company environments.
In our new book, "The Employee's Guide to Negotiating Severance," we share our insider knowledge on how you can negotiate a better severance package when being terminated.
Please visit our blog to see helpful posts about negotiating severance, or email us to be notified when the book is released.
*Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS), Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/jlt/, (January 2017)