US – MGM ranked highly for diversityBy Phil - 29 April 2015
MGM Resorts International has been ranked fourth on the Top 10 Regional Companies list for diversity best practices, according to DiversityInc, one of the nation’s leading sources on workplace diversity management.
2015 marks the tenth consecutive year MGM Resorts has been recognized for its Diversity and Inclusion Initiative by DiversityInc, which ranks companies based on the results of an annual survey.
“Companies are recognising the importance of diversity for corporate reputation – which directly affects millennial-generation recruiting and retention. And whether you’re talking about Silicon Valley, Ferguson, or Indiana, there’s no denying that stories about how far we still need to come regarding diversity have been dominating the headlines in 2015,” said DiversityInc Founder and CEOLuke Visconti.
DiversityInc’s 300-question annual survey is divided into four equally weighted areas: CEO Commitment, Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, and Supplier Diversity. The survey’s results are determined by statistical analysis and each company is vetted by DiversityInc staff. Of the 1,215 companies participating in this year’s survey, MGM Resorts is the only Nevada-based company and the only integrated resort company to earn an award of distinction.
“We are proud that our Diversity initiative has received recognition from DiversityInc for the past 10 consecutive years,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International. “It shows that not only has top management embraced diversity and inclusion as a business and moral imperative, our 62,000 employees have made it the cornerstone of our daily operations.”
The MGM Resorts Diversity and Inclusion Initiative was voluntarily launched in 2000 – the first in the entertainment, gaming and hospitality industry – and is a critical pillar of the company’s enterprise-wide social responsibility platform that includes environmental sustainability and community engagement programs.