At Everi, we recognize that we can only be at our best when we embrace and reflect the customers and communities what we serve. We are proud of our company culture which fosters, promotes and encourages diversity, acceptance and inclusion.
We are an industry leader and keenly aware of the importance of this role as we strive to also be an industry-leading corporate citizen. We foster a culture among our employees so that the WHY we work at Everi reflects our shared commitment to positively impact our employees, partners, customers and their guests, stockholders, communities, and the environment.
To build this culture we have invested in programs and implemented standards to promote ethical business conduct, diversity, sustainability, giving and volunteerism, and responsible gaming that we believe will support our long-term business success while also empowering our team members.
At Everi, we recognize that we can only be at our best when we embrace and reflect the customers and communities that we serve. We are building a culture that fosters, promotes and encourages diversity, acceptance and inclusion such as our Women’s Leadership Initiative and manager awareness programs.
Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI): In 2017, we launched our WLI to develop and advance diversity throughout the organization and to create opportunities and a path for advancement. WLI is committed to promoting and advocating for gender diversity at all levels of leadership through awareness, development, and inspiration, recruiting high-potential female candidates from all areas of the company. Since inception the WLI has had over 145 female leaders of the company graduate from the program.
Everi WLI participants have the opportunity to attend industry seminars such as those organized by Global Gaming Women (GGW), an organization that brings together women from all segments of gaming to enrich their professional and personal lives and support, inspire, and influence their development and the MGM Resorts Women’s Leadership Conference, both of which afford our WLI candidates with leadership, educational and networking opportunities with key leaders within the gaming industry.
In addition, Everi was a proud sponsor of the Knee Boot sponsorship of GGW’s 10th anniversary Kick Up Your Heels fundraiser which raises money to support Global Gaming Women and its Charitable Education Fund, which provides educational scholarships to women in the gaming industry.
Put simply, we believe diverse talent and perspectives will enable us to continue to be successful and drive shareholder value.
It’s worth noting these efforts at Everi start at the top – Everi was recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving at least 20 percent women on its Board of Directors prior to the 2020 target date. One of these board members, Eileen F. Raney, is a keynote panelist at the 2020 Women on Boards The National Conversation on Board Diversity event in November 2019
Human Capital Management
In addition to our Corporate Culture initiatives, Everi implemented programs to support internal and external career development opportunities, attractive employee benefits, and actively solicits employee feedback to continuously expand and evolve these programs.
Human Capital Management
Everi believes that a key driver to our current and future success is our ability to attract and retain talented individuals and are committed to continuing to develop and implement programs and benefits in furtherance of this focus.
Corporate Culture Initiatives
Starting in 2019, we began a campaign to refresh our mission statement and core values. After reviewing the historical core values from our legacy companies, we surveyed our employees for feedback on what it means to work for Everi. We launched our WHY campaign, inspired by Simon Sinek’s TED talk concept of “Start with the WHY”, to encourage our employees to share their own WHYs with their colleagues and customers. In 2020, we similarly launched our refreshed mission statement and core values, focused on collaboration, integrity, valuing diversity, innovation, and embracing positive attitudes.
In addition to launching WLI in 2017, Everi launched the first phase of the Everi Leadership Training (“ELT”) program in 2019 to provide employees training and related resources in a wide variety of leadership skills topics such as conflict management, delegation, talent acquisition, employee relations, and compliance. Additionally, to supplement their career development goals, we encourage employees to pursue external education and certification opportunities, many of which are eligible for cost and tuition reimbursement by the Company.
We value continuous dialogue with our employees about their experiences. We have several employee feedback mechanisms including our annual GLINT employee opinion survey, which had more than an 88% participation rate in 2019. Each year we directly address employee feedback through these mechanisms such as implementing quarterly Company-wide Town Hall meetings, and the addition or revision of specific benefits in response to employee requests. Since we launched our GLINT opinion surveys in 2018, we have recognized a 20% increase in participation rates, reflecting what we believe is increasing employee confidence that their responses will lead to action by management, and have launched similar annual employee surveys related to employee benefits and other workplace concerns.