Discover HR

HR Strategy 

Employee motivation and commitment are important for the long-term success of a company. The Group therefore aims to be an “employer of choice”. To achieve this, it is important to deal fairly and justly with all employees, enable employees to follow their ideal development paths, and provide a good life balance and options for health promotion. The Group also intentionally relies on employee diversity and feels that it both enriches the Group and is an important factor in its success. Different experiences, backgrounds, needs and expectations are not just permitted. They are valued and actively used. This increases creativity and innovation, as well as motivation and commitment.
The employee priorities include creating a working environment with leadership and well-grounded development opportunities that attracts the right employees and motivates and retains them.


  • The VIG Group positions itself as a locally attractive employer with an international background
  • Human Resources is responsible for increasing management and expert skills throughout the Group
  • and is responsible for continuously improving diversity management
Barbara Hohl, Head of Human Ressources
In our HR work, we have to act strategically on the one hand in order not only to respond to the challenges of the labor market, but also to use them as an opportunity. On the other hand, in practice we focus on 'employee centricity' in order to motivate, develop and retain employees.
Barbara Hohl Head of Human Resources

Our values

Our Company values provide orientation and serve as a basis for decision-making. Ever since its origins, the company has been profitably managed on the basis of ethical values, now deeply rooted in the Vienna Insurance Group.

Thanks to our presence in 30 markets, primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, we have an in-depth understanding of local circumstances. Sharing knowledge, ideas and experience within the Group is part of day-to-day operations. Diversity is one of our success factors and core values. In a way, it is part of VIG’s DNA.

Gold 2022/2023 – Best Recruiters Österreich 

Largest study on employer branding activities and recruiting qualities

  • Best performance in the insurance sector for the fourth time
  • Top 3 in the overall ranking of all top 500 Austrian companies with 287 assessment criteria
  • Awarded Gold for Best employer branding and recruiting in Austria

Diversity Leaders 2023 – Financial Times & Statista

Employees rate diversity and openness of European companies

  • VIG in Europe ranking for the 3rd time in a row
  • Ratings from more than 100,000 people from all over Europe 

Financial Times – Investors and workers in diversity data challenge

Financial Times – Social Report Diversity Leaders

Forbes World's Best Employers 2020 & 2022

Global study on corporate image, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility

  • VIG ranked among the best 700 companies in the world 
  • Employees worldwide indicated their willingness to recommend their employer to others

Forbes World's Best Employers

Leading Employer Österreich 2022
Leading Employers 2022

Metastudy on employer qualities

  • VIG among Top 1% of all employers in Austria
  • The world's most comprehensive study on employer qualities


Applicants and employees give feedback on their experience with VIG

  • VIG rates as 'Top Employer' with a rating of 4.2 out of 5 possible points in Austria
  • This value is higher than the industry average "insurance" (3,5 Punkte).

VIG on Kununu

Boston Consulting Group Gender Diversity Index Austria
Diversity All Star at the Boston Consulting Group Gender Index

BCG annually analyses the 50 largest listed companies in Austria with regard to the proportion of women in top management and their remuneration.

  • VIG is among the top 10 companies for the 5th time in a row.
  • In the 5-year average, VIG is in first place with 79.4 points.

BCG Gender Diversity Index 2022 

Universum 2022 – Student Most Attractive Employers
Universum 2022 – Student Most Attractive Employers

Survey among university students in Austria

  • VIG ranked 65th most interesting employer in Austria
  • flexible working conditions, work-life balance and a good salary is most important for students 

Universum 2022 – Most attractive employers in Austria for 2022

European Diversity Award

Awards to individuals, organisations and companies that put diversity, inclusion and equality at the heart of their actions.

  • Nomination of VIG in 2018 with the Group-wide video challenge on diversity
  • Nomination 2022 for "all colours" of the employee resource group for the LGBTIAQ+ community of the Austrian VIG companies.

Graduation Master Class CCE

Cooperation partner

We work with international, renowned partners to offer tailor-made solutions for our employees. What counts is the diversity of speakers, topics and the opportunity to think outside the box together.

Find out more about training and development
Professional HRM is not a single campaign but a process that has to be consequently pursued over a longer period to produce good results.
Ass. Prof. Dr. Arnold Schuh Director of the Competence Center for Emerging Markets & CEE, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien)