Accessibility to training resources
Employers should provide their employees with the proper resources to improve and be well versed in their specialties. As the human resources department of a company controls the training resources that are available to employees, employees should be sufficiently satisfied with the opportunities for improvement that the department provides and the department should be ranked highly against similarly sized companies.
ABC News’ Human Resources department is tasked with providing its employees with training resources. But, only 57% of employees are satisfied with the HR’s actions and opportunities they provide, ranking them in the bottom 30% of similarly sized companies.
Employee benefits in comparison to industry standards
Every business should provide their employees with benefits to improve their working life and the health of themselves and their family. Standard benefits that should be offered include health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, paid time off or sick time, paid medical leave, education assistance, and 401k. Employees should have a good sentiment around the perks and benefits their company provides, and the benefits should rank highly against similarly sized companies.
ABC News provides perks and benefits that 67% rate as very good, and only 12% of them rated it as unsatisfactory. Benefits include health and wellness insurances, support for family and parenting, allowing work from home, and paid time off. Generally all of these were satisfactory and called the benefits very useful and supportive.
Overall work environment
A healthy work environment provides several perks such as increasing productivity and creativity and boosting motivation and company morale. Employees should be comfortable working with their peers and feel that they have an adequate amount of freedom to improve. As a result, a company should cultivate a work environment that is highly rated by both employees and against similar companies, and employees should also be pleased with the company's leadership and the opportunities they provide.
ABC News has a work environment that is satisfied by more than 70% of workers, and over 80% approve of the CEO’s actions and culture. Reviews and interviews have stated that they are surrounded by good people and a supportive environment. However, many have stated that the commitment is intense and it is very hard to find a work life balance, which is a main factor in an employee's work.
Salaries in comparison to industry standards
Higher salaries and compensation allow employees to be more invested in their jobs and feel that they are valued by the company. It also allowed companies to expect that employees are more productive and that they produce high-quality work. As a result, employers should provide salaries that rate them highly in comparison to similarly-sized companies and employees should be satisfied with their compensation.
ABC News has an average salary of $71,202, which is just around the average salary for similar sized companies. It also has a 58% salary satisfaction percentile, which is fairly high considering it being just average of similar sized companies.
Work from home and response to the pandemic
Allowing employees to work from home, gives them the opportunity to work in a more comfortable setting and have fewer distractions. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to work from home is important to keep safe and still be productive. Thus, employees should be satisfied with the company's response and leadership during the pandemic, and a minimal number of employees should be expected to work in the office.
Even before the pandemic, ABC News allowed employees to work from home, which was a part of the benefits. This had a positive impact for employees, as some were 100% satisfied and stated that it was a good way to feel like they were receiving a vacation.