LAS VEGAS—The Diversity Best Practices (DBP) Inclusion Index has named MGM Resorts International as one of 98 organizations to earn a score of at least 60 percent and a place on the index. This recognition highlights MGM Resorts’ work and leading practices in the following major areas such as recruitment, retention and advancement of talent, corporate culture, workforce demographics and transparency.
Organizations submitted data to the DBP Inclusion Index and were measured in three key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention and advancement of people from underrepresented groups—women, people from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people; inclusive corporate culture, with leadership accountability; and demographic diversity based on women, race and ethnicity.
“We are honored and proud to be recognized for our long-standing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within our work environment and company culture,” said MGM Resorts Chief People, Inclusion and Sustainability Officer Jyoti Chopra. “As we continue to adjust to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our workplace and workforce, we are determined to ensure that diversity and inclusion remain a priority and focal point across our people strategy.”
Much More Interest This Year
This year, 185 organizations participated in the DBP Inclusion Index, a 25 percent year-over-year increase. Twenty of those listed are recognized for superior achievement by receiving an 81 percent or higher score and qualifying as a Top 10 Percent Inclusion Index Company. Nine of those listed achieved at least 75 percent of the available points to qualify as a Leading Inclusion Index Company. Completed applications were collected online from December 2019 through March 2020. Results reveal opportunities for all organizations to target their diversity and inclusion efforts for greater effectiveness.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion continues to be a topic of critical importance, especially in these times of heightened racism and social injustice,” says Deborah Munster, Vice President, Diversity Best Practices. “The good news is that corporate America is paying closer attention to its D&I practices, and I am proud to recognize the work our Inclusion Index companies are doing to elevate their efforts to drive a more equitable future.”
Key findings from the 2020 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index include:
Recruitment, Retention & Advancement
- While 100 percent of the top 10 percent require diverse interview slates, requiring diverse panels of interviewers remains less common at 75 percent of Leading Inclusion Index companies (compared to 45 percent of companies on the index).
- One hundred percent of the top 10 percent and of Leading Inclusion Index organizations, and 97 percent of those on the index, use employee resource groups to recruit underrepresented talent. Eighty-five percent of the top 10 percent organizations require gender and racial/ethnic diversity in succession planning (compared with 79 percent of Leading Inclusion Index organizations and 59 percent of companies on the index).
Inclusive Corporate Culture
- Ninety-five percent of the top 10 percent organizations set percentages goals in diversity (compared with 90 percent of Leading Inclusion Index companies and 65 percent of index companies).
- Sixty-five percent of the top 10 percent organizations compensate managers for DE&I results (compared with 62 percent of Leading Inclusion Index companies and 42 percent of index companies).