There are cuts in the company I work for and I've been one of those selected for redundancy. In my case it is going to take a few weeks.
Both before learning about it and afterwards I applied to positions at other companies. These application procedures are ongoing right now - for some I already had interviews, for others the interviews are yet to happen.
My questions is - shall I disclose the ongoing process of redundancy to these prospective employers?
I feel torn on this.
On one hand, I am technically still an employee.
On another, if an offer is made this may be after the end of my current employment so any reference supplied my current employer is likely to list the employment as having ended a short time (maybe even just days) after the prospective offer. So, a future employer may realise that I have been in a process of redundancy.
However, disclosing the process of redundancy would make my negotiation hand weaker - if a prospective employer knows that my current employment is coming to an end they might try to offer a lower salary.
I'm not sure how to proceed in this case.