The great resignation

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream Starting on 09 November 2022 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

What can we do about the worker shortage?

This event is organized in cooperation with the newspaper “Die Presse”

The Great Resignation, a phenomenon first observed in the US, is now hitting Europe too. Surging job vacancies are causing problems in the labor market, as large numbers of people are voluntarily quitting their jobs. COVID-19 has been a key driver of this trend. Was the pandemic a wake-up call for workers to rethink their career and life goals? What vacancies will remain unfilled in the long run, and why? We’ll be discussing the Great Resignation, work-life balance, and ways for companies to deal with employees’ new demands.


Alexandra Hilgers, HR Senior Director and Board Member of Takeda Austria

Christian Klaus, General Manager SO/ Vienna

Anna Nowshad, Deloitte Consulting GmbH 

Angelika Schmidt, Change Management and Management Development, WU

Moderated by:

Michael Köttritsch, Head of the Management & Career and Editorial Training Department at the newspaper “Die Presse”


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