Laying Off Talent As more organizations become conservative with spending, layoffs are necessary to help them preserve their future. The manner in which organizations lay off people, however, can affect their current and potential talent pool. There are substantial investments made to the recruitment and development of talent. Despite the substantial investment, when it comes to corporate cut backs, laying off employees is normally high on the list. Organizations have to be careful because laying off the wrong employee might negatively impact the organization’s future. For this Discussion, you will examine current and past research on this topic and then answer the questions below. Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. You will post a cohesive and scholarly response based on your readings and research this week that addresses the following: Consider this statement: It has been argued that organizations that lay off employees frequently fail to improve their long-term performance. Do you agree with this statement? Justify your response with references to the literature. How might such a decision affect the management of the talent pool? How can organizations best measure their talent to ensure that they are not laying off the the talent most critical to their future success? How would a layoff impact the “Model for Building Functional Expertise” noted in your assigned reading. Make sure to cite examples and reference the literature to support your answers.