VIG job market
As a service-sector company, it is particularly important for Vienna Insurance Group to attract ambitious qualified employees and be an attractive, long-term employer for them. Requirements profiles and interview guidelines based on VIG competences are important tools used for targeted recruitment. The Group-wide internal job market allowed Vienna Insurance Group employees to actively apply for local and international positions in 2013 and develop their skills within the Group. This retains knowledge and talent within the Group, while simultaneously opening up new career prospects. In 2013, around 20% of available positions were assigned internally.
In order to ensure that employees and management have the skills needed for the success of the Company, the new Group-wide competence model is also used during recruiting.
It is important to Vienna Insurance Group that its employees feel comfortable in their working environment from day one. VIG Holding uses an extensive introductory programme to help new employees joining the Group. During the Welcome Day, employees are introduced to the main points of contact in the Group headquarters during their first day at work. Each employee also receives a manual that provides detailed information about the Group and an initial overview of the Company's structure and procedures.
During the first nine months, new employees of VIG Holding take an established two-module training course providing more detailed information on, for example, the history of the VIG Group, the main business processes in the Company and the main insurance products. The onboarding programme ends with “Sales Day”, where new employees are introduced to the challenges of sales on location at a business office and learn valuable first-hand information about the sale of insurance products.
Creating long-term relationships with students and graduates
In order to establish and strengthen “Vienna Insurance Group” as an employer brand, VIG uses a long-term approach tailored specifically to each target group when addressing the different groups of applicants. In order to reach the target group consisting of students and graduates of universities and universities of applied science, VIG participates in “Career Calling”, Austria's largest annual career fair, “High Potentials Day”, a recruiting event organised by the Austrian weekly magazine “Profil”, and the “Recruiting Breakfast” held by the Career Planning Centre (ZBP) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The Company was also represented at the first “fair.versity” career fair held by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) in 2013. This fair is aimed at applicants interested in diversity and an international orientation.
In 2013, VIG also began a cooperation with the “Master Class Central & Eastern Europe” study programme, a compact two-semester programme at the Vienna University of Economics and Business aimed at teaching management skills, with a special focus on the management and control of multinational companies in Central and Eastern Europe. This cooperation allows VIG to assist students from the CEE region and young talented trainees with an affinity for this economic and geographical region. It also awarded scholarships for future managers with a CEE background to attend the “Discover Management Programme” as part of its cooperation with the IEDC – Bled School of Management in Slovenia.