MGM Resorts lauded for HR practices

Date: 7/9/2014

SPRINGFIELD – MGM Resorts International has been honored for driving positive change in the Human Resource industry by Human Resource Officer Today Magazine.

Michelle DiTondo, senior vice president of Human Resources for MGM Resorts, accepted the Sustainable Workforce of the Year and Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) of the Year Awards at the event, themed “Be Informed – Recognizing Great Business Outcomes in HR.” The national conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was attended by HR business leaders whose organizations have innovated in order to thrive in a competitive business environment.

MGM Resorts was recognized for its employee engagement platform, including using the “Inspiring Our World” production to train and unite 62,000 employees under the objective of a One Company Culture. The musical show was written, performed and produced by MGM Resorts employees and imparts the company’s culture, mission, vision and values to all employees in a shared experience.

“Retaining top talent has become an essential business practice for MGM Resorts,” DiTondo said. “To do that, we have implemented programs that ultimately help us to sustain a strong workforce. We could have the most beautiful resorts, the best dining experiences, the most entertaining shows, but those things don’t mean anything if our employees don’t feel engaged in their work, proud of their company and invested in its success.”

The CHRO of the Year Awards were developed to honor CHROs with the capabilities to adapt to a competitive business environment in order to transform and improve the HR function. The awards comprised three categories: CHRO of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Sustainable Workforce of the Year. The awards recognize the CHROs who drive workforce initiatives through innovation, and measurable excellence in employee engagement and retention. Nominees were evaluated based on the scope of their impact on their organization or community, the extent to which the nominees drove these initiatives and the individual reputational or professional risk taken by each nominee.

“The talent management landscape has become much more complex, making it contingent upon HR leaders to drive positive transformation by adopting the strategies and practices that can enhance the talent acquisition, retention and employee engagement processes,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, the publisher of HRO Today Magazine.