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Arthur  Nathan

Arthur Nathan

Human Resources Expert


Arthur (Arte) Nathan served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Steve Wynn’s gaming companies from 1983–2006, and opened all of his casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Mississippi, and China. Nathan retired from the gaming industry in 2006 and moved to Southern California where he worked with the Irvine Company and opened The Resort at Pelican Hill, an ultra luxury resort in Newport Beach. He is currently President of Strategic Development Worldwide, a consulting firm in San Diego, California, that helps organizations become high output organizations. Read More >

Throughout his career, Nathan has been a key player in the strategic growth and impeccable standard of excellence in all of Steve Wynn’s hotels. He’s a recognized innovator in high volume recruitment and hiring, labor relations, employee relations, training and development, technology related to applicant tracking, and the use of business intelligence applications for employee relationship management. His expertise with startup companies and opening hotels has been the subject of many articles in professional and academic publications.

Nathan chaired the Nevada Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, served on the Board of the Society of Human Resources (and its affiliates, the Human Resource Certification Institute and the SHRM Foundation), and is past chair of the Southern Nevada Culinary & Bartenders Training Trust. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the UNLV School of Hotel Administration, The College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona and the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Nathan graduated from Cornell University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. He has been the recipient of many awards for his work in human resources, community affairs, and education. He is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities, and has addressed numerous professional associations and conferences on the subject of human resource management. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Using Talent to Lead Your Industry

Hiring the Right People

Speech Topics

Hire for Attitude & Train for Skills

The best companies are always looking for the best people, and as the economy continues to rebound this effort will become more competitive. Given the large number of job seekers it’s more important than ever to know exactly what you’re looking for and how to spot it. Best practices today demand that recruiters hire for attitude and then make a commitment to train their new employees for the skills needed for success. Read More >

Arte Nathan is known as the guy who hired more than 100,000 for Steve Wynn’s casinos and he’s now teaching other companies to have the kind of success that propelled Mirage and Wynn Resorts to the top of their industry.

This workshop will help you to understand what to look for, to design questions that will let you know if the job seeker has those characteristics, and how to then train them to be effective and successful. Whether you’re hiring 1 or 100, you’ll want to participate in this entertaining and enlightening presentation. Read Less ^

Rx for Economic Recovery: Be Prepared For Today and Tomorrow

These are tough times, right? You need to think outside the box, right? Wrong! Now is the time for HR professionals to go back to basics and make sure their organizations are prepared to weather this downturn and be ready to rebound when the economy does. Make sure you have the right employees, trained for and doing the right jobs, being paid properly, and treated respectfully. And when the world turns, your staff will be loyal and productive and satisfied, your customers will appreciate the continuity, and your boss will be happy with the job you're doing. Read More >

Learn how leading companies are taking care of business today so that they're prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. Arte Nathan has spent a career making sure that HR is positioned properly to help get the most out of business. Hear his stories, learn his techniques, and be better prepared. Read Less ^

"I'm Only Doing This for Your Own Good" & Other Things Your Mother Told You: Common Sense Thoughts for Today's Business Professional

In this speech, you will learn how to maintain the high level of morale that employees experience when starting a new job; the importance of employee communications and how to improve your delivery channels; the importance of positive employee relations on employee morale; best-practice ideas for improved employee policies that help improve employee morale and satisfaction; and proven examples of non-cash reward and recognition ideas.

Recruit, Train & Motivate in Good & Bad Times

Everybody’s a hero when times are good; it’s what happens when times are bad that identifies the leaders. The recent past has promoted a “do more with less” mentality that may have helped save businesses, but in the long run the impact on employees and customers is yet to be seen. Leading companies are emerging from this recession with renewed strategies to recruit, retain, train, and motivate their employees—done right, these will help position companies for growth in the future. Read More >

Arte Nathan helped lead large successful organizations throughout his career in the gaming industry; he’s now helping guide others to become successful, effective, and leading practitioners of the “Arte” of managing people. Listen to his practical advice—presented in the no-nonsense and entertaining way that only Nathan can provide. Sign up today for this entertaining and informative presentation—you, your organization, and its employees will be glad you did. Read Less ^

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