high performing business partner

This learning journey is a high-end learning & development opportunity - for (high) potential talents of Finance, HR, Legal, and Marketing & Communications - to manage out-performance through excellent business partnering, under the umbrella of the World League programs. The functional business partner is a key player in impacting business results working closely with our senior leaders, by shaping an agenda that supports the overall aim of the company. They have to thoroughly understand the business they support and have the ability to advise and influence internal clients.


“The HPBP program is a fantastic learning journey that continues to resonate with me every day. It has been an eye-opener on the concrete challenges we and our external customers are facing in our challenging world. And guess what, you meet amazing, inspiring people bringing you the right insights to have a greater impact. I would absolutely recommend this program to any support function leaders willing to develop and make a real difference.”

Ariane Cuttier - training manager - Randstad (Suisse) SA

"It was an honor to be selected for the High Performing Business Partner program. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn and collaborate with colleagues from multiple teams across the globe. I really enjoyed the content and interactions that pushed me to think outside the box and challenge my existing habits. Using the knowledge I gained I am able to consciously tweak my approach and decision making for the better. I believe anyone who is keen to learn, add value and grow will benefit from this program."

Bianca Bowden - financial controller, finance & business solutions - Randstad Australia


This program is intended for Finance, HR, Legal, and Marketing & Communications senior professionals and managers who have a major impact on our organizational performance and are seen as strong candidates for a next career step within the Randstad Group. The participants have been identified and confirmed as high potential according to the potential identification toolkit and the local people review. The participants are working in a position at company level 3/4 in large, company level 2/3 in mid-sized and small Opcos. This roughly equals Hay grades between 17 and 20. As the program is given in English, a good command of both spoken and written English is essential.


• Understand how to build an effective working relationship and develop on-going relationships with internal clients to establish an ongoing dialogue and collaborate beyond borders  (consultative skills);
• Recognize and develop personal leadership qualities in order to act as a trusted High Performing Business Partner and advisor;
• Understand needs of internal clients (in connection with external clients) and build on real-cases in order to improve your strategic thinking and enhance your strategic impact;

• Understand the VUCA environment to be agile, to proactively anticipate, drive change and view situations from different perspectives in order to realize opportunities and deliver outperformance as a leader.

To reach the program objectives, we want participants to experience the different perspectives that are ‘seated at the table’. To understand the different partners at the table, to take different seats (get them out of their comfort zone). The analysis of the seat at the table starts with their own seat (self-awareness), what is their role? The next step is to understand the environment in which the table stands (VUCA world) and to understand how the partners might impact their seat (strategy and consulting skills). At the end of the learning journey, participants should understand their seat at the table and why their seat is important.


After completion of the program, participants will have increased their knowledge of:

  • Randstad’s strategy, ambition, and strategic priorities
  • customer-centric thinking and the impact on the role of a business partner
  • outperforming in support functions
  • implementing customer value propositions as a business partner
  • what is their influence and impact on Randstad in a functional and/or integrated approach
  • how World League can help to excel as a business partner
  • how they can strengthen their core competencies, skills, and knowledge, what does their personal leadership plan look like

the program The virtual learning journey is approximately 4 months in duration.

Each month a package of learning activities will be offered on a fixed day each week that matches a set of several learning activities where webinars and virtual classrooms are the backbones for HPBP. There will be 5 main categories: webinars & virtual classrooms, experiential learning, business challenge team support, coaching, randstad elements.

practical information business school

This program is developed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy in cooperation with TIAS school for business and society in The Netherlands.


teaching staff

Faculty at TIAS School for Business and Society. 


4 March 2021 - 1 July 2021 (virtual)


Program costs: € 2,700 (100% Randstad Holding)

The tuition fee for the virtual high performing business partner (HPBP) learning journey in 2021 is arranged differently than with most of our FGA programs where it is 50% opco and 50% Frits Goldschmeding Academy (FGA). 

With this HPBP program, the cost of the total program of €2,700,- goes 50% to the FGA  and 50% to the functional teams within Randstad Global. 

Accommodation & meeting costs: n.a.

Travel costs: n.a.

Please note that pricing is subject to change. This is an estimated amount, as the fees for accommodation, meals, program fees can vary throughout the year.


The nomination can only be done by HR and functional leaders and participation is not ensured until this has been confirmed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy. For additional information, please contact the Frits Goldschmeding Academy (​​​​academy.frits.goldschmeding@randstad.com). 

If notice of cancellation is received within two months of the session, tuition will be due in full. Operating companies are entitled to replace candidates taking the enrollment requirements into account and allowing sufficient pre-course preparation time.