Going into 2022 with the goal to maintain focus on a culture of wellbeing and community, Bally’s Interactive has taken a huge step towards achieving this goal by promoting employee networks across all their locations worldwide.
Having recently come together following a series of mergers and acquisitions, Bally’s Interactive includes over 2,500 employees in locations spread around the world, including Malta, London, Las Vegas, Toronto and more. As different cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences all came together, creating an atmosphere of inclusivity and understanding was key- and the networks are a big part of that!
“Our networks champion the needs of different communities in our organisation, they are open to all and encourage employees to interact and share. Education and awareness are major areas of focus, and each network offers a safe place for employees to seek support, find peers with similar experiences, and empower one another,” said Anita Iwugo, Bally’s Interactive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The company’s four very active networks regularly host events throughout the year, including educational talks, workshops, and celebrations. The Parents’ Network provides a space for employees balancing work with their growing families, Pride is the hub for the LGBTQIA+ community, the Global League of Women (GLoW) promotes gender inclusivity and recognizes the diversity of women, and EMBRACE gives voices to employees from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
Whilst rolling the networks out across the entirety of Bally’s Interactive was no small feat, the results have already begun to speak for themselves. In this year’s employee engagement survey, DEI received the highest overall rating from Bally’s Interactive employees, with an engagement rate of 94% throughout the company. To top it off, their efforts around inclusivity and wellbeing have earned Bally’s a spot on the shortlist for the Employee Wellbeing Award in 2022’s WiG Diversity & Employee Wellbeing Awards. Whatever the case, the hard work will have been a small price to pay if it means that every Bally’s Interactive employee feels free to always be their authentic selves at work.
Upon announcing the network expansion in June, Anita Iwugo was confident that the rollout was an excellent step towards championing inclusivity within the company, stating: “Ultimately, our hope is that we will encourage a spirit and culture of open communication and empathy on any topic.”
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