BEST RECRUITERS tested the recruiting and employer branding activities of 521 companies in Austria. Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) was the industry leader again.
The annual BEST RECRUITERS ranking is the largest recruiting study for the German-speaking world and evaluates employer branding activities and recruiting. VIG received the gold medal for the third time in a row during the 10th anniversary of the BEST RECRUITERS Awards this year, making it the industry leader for 2019/20 and putting it in 15th place in the overall ranking of the 521 companies tested in Austria. VIG already received the award for the best insurance company in the BEST RECRUITERS ranking for Germany, Austria and Switzerland this year, and Forbes included VIG in its list of the World’s 500 Best Employers in October.
“I am especially pleased that the success of our Human Resources strategy this year is also being recognised and rewarded externally. In addition to the satisfaction of individuals involved in the recruiting process, VIG is also very concerned about the employees already working at VIG. We therefore provide many services and benefits aimed at further promoting well-being in the workplace,” stated VIG CEO Elisabeth Stadler.
Family Week as a new benefit
VIG recently began providing a “Family Week” to promote time together with newborn children. It is much easier to handle the special day-to-day challenges that arise when a new child is born if both parents can help each other. VIG employees can stay with the mother and child for an additional week after birth or during maternity leave. This special leave is paid by the company and also applies to alternative family types.
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From left to right: Markus Gruber (Best Recruiters), Angela Fleischlig-Tangl (Employer Branding, VIG), Barbara Hohl (Deputy Head of Human Resources, VIG), Krisztina Szabo (Recruiting, VIG) and Wolfgang Elšik (WU Wien).