CEO Space: 2016 was a rewarding year

_Jim-Murren-CEO-Space_UPDATEDColleagues,

We reported financial and operational results for the last quarter and full year today. It was a rewarding year in 2016, and together we achieved significant results.

Our focus on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations with the objective of One Company, One Culture through the Profit Growth Plan has culturally transformed our Company. The results are the strongest margins we have seen in nine years. All elements of our U.S. operations performed with strength. These results are because of your individual and collective efforts.

I promised that MGM Resorts’ transformation would put us on a pathway to being investment grade. We are succeeding in strengthening our balance sheet through a thoughtful and disciplined approach to how we run and grow the Company. The implementation of a stock dividend by our Board of Directors is our commitment to this strategic approach to our business. READ MORE

  • Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy Our Chairman shares his thoughts around the lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Employees go above and beyond for 2016 Adopt-A-Family Employees go above and beyond for 2016 Adopt-A-Family Thanks to the generosity of our Company’s employees, the 2016 holiday season was made brighter for 212 local families.
  • Seasonal Career Fair draws thousands Seasonal Career Fair draws thousands Thousands of hopefuls gathered at the annual Seasonal Career Fair, seeking to get a foot in the door of Nevada’s top employer.
  • Want to be a better leader? Join an ENG Want to be a better leader? Join an ENG One of the many things that make MGM Resorts a great place to work is its Employee Network Groups (ENGs).

     

Setting the bar: Beau Rivage team goes above and beyond for Mississippi nonprofits



BEAU RIVGE – Beau Rivage Table Games Dealer Johnnie Mae Applewhite was already a dedicated volunteer when MGM Resorts announced in 2016 its Team Volunteer Grant Program.

By creating a team and volunteering together, employees can earn up to $3,000 for a nonprofit of their choice.

Applewhite was inspired to assemble a 10-member team — calling themselves “The Way” — made up of nine employees from the Beau Rivage Table Games Department and one from the Host Department. Together, they volunteered in 2016 for four charities:

  • Loaves and Fishes, a food kitchen for the homeless
  • Seashore Mission, a soup kitchen
  • The Humane Society of South Mississippi
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi

“My other teammate, Mary, and I always volunteered at Loaves and Fishes every Wednesday,” Applewhite says. “We were going to continue volunteering there, so we decided team volunteering was a good opportunity to raise money through the hours we were doing already.” READ MORE

Inclusion is about developing high-performing teams

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Inclusive leaders create environments that encourage team members to give their very best by listening to ideas, teaching new and better behaviors that bring our Company values to life, and by offering meaningful and candid feedback.

  1. Encourage conversation by asking questions regarding various topics: guest experience, operations, Company goals, etc. Show your team you care by asking for their input.
  2. Use a welcoming tone and approachable body language when engaging with your teams.
  3. Recognize and acknowledge when a team member’s performance goes beyond expectations.
  4. Be a coach by offering feedback that inspires excellence!

MGMThink: Leadership Lessons with Lili

Chief Experience Officer Lili Tomovich shares her personal testimonies of leadership and development in the MGMThink series, Leadership Lessons with Lili. In the latest installment, Take the High Road, Tomovich explains why taking the high road isn’t always easy.