When one things of training and development, social responsibility, legal obligations, and managing diversity may not immediately come to mind. But, organizations are under greater pressure to minimize their environmental impact, to train employees and managers on proper workplace conduct, and to promote the hiring, training, and advancement of minorities, women, and Veterans. From a legal perspective, plethora of federal laws, and many state laws, govern workplace training programs. For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, among other laws, prohibit covered employers from discriminating against individuals for training, job assignments, and promotions based on their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, and veteran’s status. As training and development programs are designed, organizations must ensure that its workforce has equal access to training and promotion opportunities. In this unit, we’ll explore these concepts as well as touch upon a critical trend in today’s workplace: establishing work-life balance while managing career paths.

Using the Business Source Complete online database and the United States of Labor website: research the following areas connected to career management:

1. Career Benchmarks 2. Career Mapping 3. Importance of Career Management

Your assignment should be a minimum of two-pages in APA format. Include a minimum of two sources, with at least one source from the Online Library in addition to your textbook. Noe, R. A. (2013). Employee training and development (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill