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.
MSNBC Human Resources department rates a B in comparison to companies of similar size, and top 30% in 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.
MSNBC provides perks and benefits is ranked top 10% in similar-sized companies. Benefits include health insurance, financial and retirement plans, care for family, vacation and time off, discounts, and professional support. Generally, the benefits were satisfactory and called the benefits very useful and supportive, with a very high rating on websites.
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.
MSNBC has a work environment that is satisfied by more than 60% of workers, and the work culture is rated top 30% compared to similar-sized companies. However, reviews and interviews have stated that they have no balance in their work, and management is just okay. The reviews are very balanced with satisfactory comments and unsatisfactory.
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.
MSNBC has committed over $500 million to support their employees, and in addition to supporting their employees, they also try to help their customers as much as possible.