Casino operator MGM Resorts has announced it has attained seven accolades both regionally and globally in relation to its human resources and talent development efforts.
In the first five months of 2020, the company was honored with seven HR awards from four renowned institutions, including the global BEST Award from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), three awards from Guangdong HR Management Association, two from China Training Magazine, and one from Human Resources Director Asia.
Ms. Wendy Yu, executive vice president of Human Resources of MGM, also the winner of “HR Pioneer Award” of South China HR Excellence Award, expressed her gratitude towards the acclaim, “MGM has always strived to provide the most ideal working environment and resources for our team members, and they are motivated to unleash their full potential and achieve their career aspirations. All of these awards attest to our dedication to providing maximum development opportunities for team members, particularly local staff, to prepare them for the challenges ahead.”
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