September 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - In casinos around the country, staff talent shows give employees a chance to claim their own jackpots.
In Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International is taking the concept a step further, combining the talent show with the staff meeting.
The result: Nine extravagant performances of a production called "Inspiring Our World."
The company is the largest private employer in Nevada. It's paying its 50,000 Las Vegas employees to attend.
They see a dock worker plays violin in a number about diversity.
A training manager dons a sequined dress and sings about environmentally friendly buildings.
Company CEO Jim Murren says the events boost morale and ensure a competitive edge because employees are inspired to stick with the company longer and provide better service.