Frank Hassler (above), CCO of Hamburg-based New Work SE — the parent company of DACH-focused job network Xing and employer rating portal Kununu, among other businesses — is to resign both this position and his seat on the company’s management board by the end of this year.

According to a press release, the move is part of both a strategic realignment and a wider downsizing of the management board. New Work CEO Petra von Strombeck will assume responsibility for his division after Hassler’s departure.

Hassler spearheaded the development of New Work’s e-recruiting division and has held the position of COO on the executive board since 2020, overseeing recruitment and employer branding initiatives. Under his leadership, Xing’s recruitment business was rebranded as OnlyFy.

Hassler has been at New Work for 12 years and was managing director of Xing between 2016 and 2019. In May last year, he extended his contract with New Work.

Martin Weiss, chairman of the company’s supervisory board, commented: “Frank Hassler has built up the company’s b-to-b business and turned it into New Work SE’s largest source of revenue. He has thus played a key role in the successes of recent years. We would like to thank him for this and wish him all the best in his personal and professional life.”

New Work was founded in 2003. Its brands include employer-rating platform Kununu; Internations, a global social network and information portal for expats; and Xing, a job network in German-speaking countries. Since 2006, the company has been listed on the German stock exchange. Apart from its headquarters in Hamburg, it has offices in Berlin, Vienna and Porto, employing approximately 1,900 people.

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