HR Business Partnering

A major European bank needed to help human resources professionals to deepen their relationships with the business units. The central focus was to convert HR’s role from purely administrative into a team of trusted advisors who deliver critical business value.  Simitri developed a learning programme in order to deliver this change.



As part of a major restructuring, a major European bank sought to reposition human resources teams as country and regional business partners. Participants were strong in administration and operations, however senior management wanted to focus their skills on advising business units on a variety of workforce issues in order to add strategic and business value.



Simitri developed a programme to address the specific mindset and behaviours needed to make the transition from administrative fire-fighting to strategic and business advisory roles.
The learning solution helped participants to:

  1. Build internal networks
  2. Build trusted relationships
  3. Hold business conversations


Extending the Learning

Designed as a series of alternating ILT and vILT sessions, the programme also included an online learning portal which continued participant engagement between the facilitated sessions and months afterward. After each session, participants logged in to the portal to access additional self-directed content for study and direct workplace application.

Simitri Direct Extended Learning Solution

The Simitri Direct online portal and mobile app helped the participants to take the training content back to the wokrplace after each session.

Online learning activities such as short videos, articles, and tips


Job Aids
Practical tools to support key learning topics on the job


Manager Conversations
Participants and managers link the learning to workplace performance

On-the-job activities to apply key skills and reflect on improvement


Discussion Forum
Questions and content to generate conversation between peers


Online Library
Continued access to workshop training materials and more