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CBS Corp. elevated HR executive Laurie Rosenfield to the newly created role of chief people officer, another sign the broadcaster is re-evaluating its corporate culture after the sexual-misconduct scandal of ex-CEO Les Moonves.

In the new job, Rosenfield will report directly to acting Chief Executive Officer Joe Ianniello, CBS said on Thursday. Joe Ianniello took the reins on a temporary basis last month after the resignation of Moonves, who faces allegations that he sexually harassed a dozen women and tried to harm their careers.

"This role has been created to ensure we remain steadfast in our commitment to putting our people first," Ianniello said in a statement, adding that there was an "opportunity in front of us to strengthen our workplace."

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