How to attract a voluntary redundancy package

It may be that you would actually like to be made redundant. A substantial release package can facilitate a world’s worth of dreams and aspirations, so it can be frustrating if you are not being considered for redundancy on advantageous terms.

If your employer is offering a decent package, and you would like to manoeuvre yourself into a position take advantage of it, this section will give you some ideas for negotiating the tricky world of modern HR practice, and achieving the best possible outcome for yourself.

As suggested in other sections, please consider joining a union if you have not already done so. The whole topic of leaving a company under terms – whether negotiated or forced upon you – can be fraught. For the relatively small cost, it is worth knowing that you have resources to call upon for expert advice and support if things go wrong.