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.
The CBS Human Resources department is tasked with providing its employees with training resources. But, HR is ranked in the bottom 20% for employee happiness of similar-sized companies, and the company's overall culture is ranked in the bottom 35% of similar-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.
CBS News provides perks and benefits that are in the bottom 10% of nearby companies in Los Angeles. Benefits include health insurance, financial and retirement plans, family and parenting assistance, and vacations. However, 25% of employees are satisfied with CBS News’ benefits, which shows the lack of effort from the company. Although a fairly large company, CBS News fails to satisfy the majority of its employees in this area.
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.
The reviews by employees on the work environment vary greatly, with some saying the people and culture are great. They say everyone is smiling and saying hello. On the other hand, some say it is quite hard to find a work-life balance and some receive really long hours of responsibilities and stressful workloads.
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.
CBS News’ average salary for reporters is a high $180,000, and an average producer will make around $100,000~$180,000. This is better than 97% of the Americans that earned at least some money in 2014. Although this is fairly high compared to the average American, it is bottom 10% in compensation compared to similar-sized companies. Also, 50% of employees believe they are being paid fairly.
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.
When the outbreak first happened, CBS News stopped its production. Now, they are flexible with the online/in-person meetings.