MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was named to Forbes’ list as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019.
Forbes, in partnership with the research firm Statista, compiled the annual list by independently surveying more than 50,000 employees at companies that employ at least 1,000 people within the U.S.
Survey participants were asked to give their opinion on a series of statements surrounding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. In order to take the opinions of diverse groups into account the recommendations of women, elders and ethnic minorities were weighted significantly higher than the recommendations from non-minority groups. Additionally, participants were given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively with regard to diversity.
“We are proud to be recognized by Forbes once again for the gains we have made in embedding diversity and inclusion into our workforce, our values and culture, and our operations. For us this is a continuous business imperative central to our success as a highly productive, innovative enterprise, and as an employer, business partner and community citizen of choice. Inclusion is key to our future,” says Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International.
In addition to traditional recruitment methods, MGM Resorts holds and attends several inclusive recruiting events each year to attract employees who bring a range of skills, experiences and backgrounds to the company.