MGM Resorts Achieves Recognition for Employee Training and Engagement Programs

MGM Resorts Achieves Recognition for Employee Training and Engagement Programs

Company offers to employees classes in language, leadership and computer skills
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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 1:45pm

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LAS VEGAS,  Jan. 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - MGM  Resorts International (NYSE: MGM)  has been named a recipient of two prominent awards recognizing a company culture that places a premium on training and engaging employees.

This week, software provider Achievers named MGM Resorts among its Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America.  The award comes on the heels of Training magazine naming the company a 2015 Training Top 125 award-winner.

“We are very pleased to receive recognition for our initiatives, especially for those that are designed to engage our employees and support them in being the best they can be through learning and development,” said Michelle DiTondo, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Resorts.

This year marks the company’s debut on the annual Training Top 125 list for Training magazine, a leading business publication for learning and development professionals.

Now in its 15th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on multiple benchmarking statistics, such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs.

A cornerstone of the company’s training program is the MGM Resorts University, offering a curriculum that includes a computer certification program, Spanish as a second language, English as a second language and an array of management and leadership programs. 

The company’s ranking among the top 125 will be revealed at a Training conference in February in Atlanta.

A panel of judges for the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards

& Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision  & Values, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

“This marks our fifth year recognizing incredible, employee-focused companies that are changing the way the world works, and we’re exciting to honor them with this award,” said Cheryl Kerrigan, vice president

of employee success at Achievers. “These companies are setting the benchmark for standards in employee engagement by making engaging, aligning, and recognizing employees a top priority, which sets them apart from their competition.”

MGM Resorts will be honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award at an awards gala on March 11 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.


Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 50 years. Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group.

Achievers delivers the only true cloud-based Employee Success Platform that enables remarkable business success. Designed specifically to meet the complex needs of today’s changing, modern workplace, it is the most engaging software specifically designed to engage, align and recognize employees. It is software employee loves to use every day in over 110 countries. Achievers is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Learn how your company can change the way the world works at

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.  The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at


Mary Hynes
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MGM Resorts International