By: Rose McKinney-James, Chair of the MGM Resorts Board of Directors’ Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Dec. 15, 2016
A growing number of corporate boards are pursuing sustainable business practices as a strategic objective. Research shows that companies with board-driven sustainability initiatives have a competitive advantage. For instance, a 2014 report released by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) found that companies that strategically reduced their carbon footprints had 21 percent stronger dividends than those that didn’t.
By: Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International
I recently had the opportunity to visit the site in Maryland of the U.S. Civil War’s heaviest one-day battle. The Battle of Antietam was a turning point in so many ways for our, at the time, young nation. The visit was timely in the context of this election year, and the transfer of power that is now under way following this week’s election.
It was an innovative approach – some may have called it a gamble – but the company's leadership team knew it would be worth it.
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With a workforce of 50,000 in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts saw a unique opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for employees and their families as well as the entire population of Southern Nevada. The MGM Resorts Direct Care Healthcare Plan was designed to provide less costly access to their primary care physician while also improving wellness and overall health.
At any given time, MGM Resorts International may be hiring for over 1,000 positions, many requiring a combination of skills and experience that make them challenging to fill. Case in point: Finding managers and chefs for our bustling food and beverage business can be harder than making a perfect soufflé. In fact, Food & Beverage positions account for over 30 percent of our positions.