Cooperations and networks
Cooperation with the Masaryk University in Brno/Czech Republic
The Vienna Insurance Group is always making an effort to find new cooperation partners to keep in contact with graduates. Since November 2017 the VIG Human Resources department started a cooperation with the Masaryk University of Brno in the Czech Republic. It is a pleasure for us to gain a new cooperation partner in CEE and we looking forward for further collaboration.
On 15 December 2017 about 40 students visited the VIG headquarter…read more about
Master Class CEE is a compact, two-semester leadership training program, with a focus on managing multinational companies in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2013, VIG functions as a corporate partner in order to attract high potentials who have the necessary background and knowledge, and are interested in pursuing a career with one of CEE’s leading insurers.
Master Class CEE is an excellent channel for reaching out to this particular target group, thanks to the joint projects included in the program, as well as lectures from VIG specialists and invitations to company presentations at VIG and its local subsidiaries.
Sorority and Business Riots
The Sorority is an independent network for women in the fields of arts, culture, science, media, politics, technics and economics. The Sorority sees itself as a club for informal networking regarding jobs and career. For the third time already, this network organised the 'Business Riot' Festival with interesting workshops and discussions. The VIG was there right from the beginning of Business Riots in 2015 and was happy to participate again in 2018 at the Business Riots in Vienna. VIG also sponsored a great workshop with Lena Reichmuth . If you have any questions, please contact Angela Fleischlig-Tangl from VIG Human Resources.
Alumni Arts: art tour in Ringturm
VIG Human Resources started cooperations with the alumni clubs of Vienna School of Economics and Business and University of Graz, with the aim of staying in touch with alumni after their study with a long-term perspective. We kicked off this cooperation with an art tour in the Ringturm to emphasize the networking and mutual introduction. Philippe Batka is, together with Barbara Grötschnig, responsible for the internal art collection. He guided the 25 interested visitors through the Ringturm while giving background information on the paintings and artists. We concluded the evening with an informal gathering in the current exhibition about Tiflis as part of the series 'Architektur im Ringturm'.
As part of the RRRiot festival, a feminist program around the World Women’s Day on 8 March, we offered an art tour through the staircases of the Ringturm. The guided tour was led by Philippe Batka, curator of the Ringturm art collections. We were happy to offer this tour for 30 guests to see this small but outstanding excerpt from our collections.
VIG addresses the actuaries of tomorrow
Actuarial science is the basis for our business: The actuarial department of VIG focuses on profitability analysis and evaluates risks, such as underwriting-, reserving-, or interest rate risks. This happens in the context of value based management, for the purpose of regulatory requirements, and for the benefit of clients and investors.
Austrian universities send less graduates on the labor market than actually needed. In addition, for us as a dynamic insurance group it is important to attract the 'right' for the VIG. In this 'culture fit' it is about specialist qualifications for a position paired with matching values, attitudes and an affinity for the economic and cultural region of Central and Eastern Europe. “We approach young talents of the actuarial science early on to present the VIG as an attractive employer”, says Birgit Moosmann, head of VIG Human Resources. (c) Picture: Christina Ziehaus
In close collaboration with the actuarial team an extensive cooperation package was put together with universities. For example, we sponsor international workshops and conferences for actuaries and make sure that someone of our local companies is at site as a direct contact person. Also, the VIG Actuarial team is happy to get involved: as Christina Ziehaus is a lecturer for 'Actuarial modeling' at the TU Wien and inspires students with charm and know-how. Werner Matula, head of VIG Actuarial says: "We want to already support the next generation while studying and get to know them! We will continue hosting company visits for students to allow interested parties a look behind the scenes, and look forward to an exchange!" (c) Picture: Dialogschmiede