15 customisable OKR examples for Employee

What are Employee OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Employee. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Employee OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Employee. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to boost the billability rate of employees to 95%

  • ObjectiveBoost the billability rate of employees to 95%
  • Key ResultImplement a time-tracking software to reduce unproductive time by 15%
  • TaskTrain all employees on how to use this software
  • TaskResearch and select a suitable time-tracking software
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the software's effectiveness regularly
  • Key ResultReduce non-billable task assignments by 20% through efficient delegation strategy
  • TaskImplement a strict task monitoring system
  • TaskTrain staff on effective task delegation strategies
  • TaskAnalyze current delegation methods for efficiency problems
  • Key ResultProvide productivity boosting training to achieve at least 10% more billable hours
  • TaskMonitor and measure training effectiveness
  • TaskIdentify relevant productivity boosting training programs
  • TaskAllocate resources and schedule training for team

2. OKR to improve Employee Experience

  • ObjectiveImprove Employee Experience
  • Key ResultImplement at least 3 new employee development programs to enhance professional growth
  • Key ResultIncrease employee satisfaction score by 10 points on quarterly engagement survey
  • Key ResultAchieve an average response time of under 24 hours for employee inquiries and concerns
  • TaskImplement an automated ticketing system to prioritize and assign employee inquiries efficiently
  • TaskCreate standardized response templates to expedite resolution of common employee concerns
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions to enhance employee support team's response time and efficiency
  • TaskStreamline internal communication channels to ensure prompt receipt and review of employee inquiries
  • Key ResultDecrease employee turnover rate by 5% compared to previous quarter
  • TaskImprove communication channels to ensure employees feel heard and valued in their roles
  • TaskImplement a recognition and rewards program to boost employee motivation and retention
  • TaskConduct exit interviews to identify the main reasons behind employee turnover
  • TaskEnhance employee training and development programs to improve job satisfaction

3. OKR to boost employee retention across all departments

  • ObjectiveBoost employee retention across all departments
  • Key ResultImplement two new benefits or recognition programs based on employee feedback
  • TaskAnalyze survey results and design two new programs
  • TaskSurvey employees to gather feedback on potential benefits programs
  • TaskLaunch and communicate new programs to all employees
  • Key ResultIncrease participation in employee engagement activities by 15%
  • TaskImplement regular communication about upcoming engagement activities
  • TaskDevelop incentive programs to reward participation
  • TaskSimplify sign-up processes for engagement activities
  • Key ResultDecrease employee turnover rate by 10%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive employee training programs
  • TaskDevelop competitive benefits and compensation packages
  • TaskEstablish effective communication and feedback system

4. OKR to improve Employee Retention

  • ObjectiveImprove Employee Retention
  • Key ResultImplement a professional development program and have 80% of employees participate
  • TaskDesign and deliver engaging training sessions that align with employees' needs and goals
  • TaskEstablish a tracking system to monitor employees' participation and measure the program's effectiveness
  • TaskConduct a needs assessment to identify specific professional development opportunities
  • TaskCreate a structured mentorship program to support employees' professional growth and knowledge sharing
  • Key ResultConduct exit interviews with departing employees and identify recurring themes for improvement
  • TaskAsk open-ended questions to gather feedback on employee experience
  • TaskAnalyze data from exit interviews to identify common areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement strategies to address recurring themes and enhance employee satisfaction
  • TaskSchedule exit interviews for departing employees
  • Key ResultReduce voluntary employee turnover rate by 10% compared to the previous quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease employee satisfaction score by 15% through quarterly surveys
  • TaskAnalyze survey results to identify areas of improvement and develop action plans
  • TaskCommunicate survey findings and action plans to employees to ensure transparency
  • TaskImplement an anonymous and confidential survey to gather employee feedback
  • TaskRegularly track and evaluate progress towards the goal and adjust strategies accordingly

5. OKR to enhance employee dedication via communication optimization

  • ObjectiveEnhance employee dedication via communication optimization
  • Key ResultReduce communication gap by achieving 85% timely response rate on internal chat platform
  • TaskImplement automatic reminders for unanswered chats every two hours
  • TaskTrain employees on the importance of timely responses
  • TaskMonitor response rates weekly and address lapses
  • Key ResultImplement bi-weekly team meetings to increase interaction by 60%
  • TaskTrack and measure meeting interaction increase
  • TaskEstablish a bi-weekly team meeting schedule
  • TaskPrepare relevant discussion points to stimulate interaction
  • Key ResultAccomplish 90% positive feedback on anonymous communication satisfaction survey

6. OKR to boost employee awareness and risk perception

  • ObjectiveBoost employee awareness and risk perception
  • Key ResultReduce risk-related incidents by 25% through implementing preventative measures
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions to educate staff on risk prevention measures
  • TaskIdentify potential risk factors and root causes in existing operations
  • TaskDevelop and implement a comprehensive risk prevention plan
  • Key ResultLaunch a company-wide risk awareness training program with 90% staff completion
  • TaskDesign content for company-wide risk awareness training program
  • TaskDevise a plan to engage and incentivize 90% staff participation
  • TaskImplement tracking system to monitor employee training completion rates
  • Key ResultIncrease employee survey scores related to risk perception by 20%
  • TaskConduct workshops on risk management and its benefits
  • TaskInvolve employees in risk decision processes
  • TaskImplement a robust risk reporting system

7. OKR to embed security consciousness in business operations

  • ObjectiveEmbed security consciousness in business operations
  • Key ResultReduce security breaches by 25% through rigorous employee training
  • TaskImplement mandatory cybersecurity training for all employees
  • TaskSchedule regular refresher courses on data protection
  • TaskUpdate security policies and disseminate to staff
  • Key ResultEstablish a quarterly security audit to identify potential vulnerabilities
  • TaskSchedule regular audits with a professional auditor
  • TaskDefine the scope of each quarterly security audit
  • TaskCreate a process to address identified vulnerabilities
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance on mandatory security awareness training by all employees
  • TaskOrganize regular training sessions for all personnel
  • TaskMonitor and document each employee's training progress
  • TaskDistribute security awareness training materials to all employees

8. OKR to improve employee engagement by increasing satisfaction by 10%

  • ObjectiveBoost employee engagement satisfaction
  • Key ResultConduct pulse surveys and achieve a response rate of 80%
  • Key ResultHost monthly team-building activities with 75% participation rate
  • Key ResultIncrease quarterly recognition awards by 20%
  • Key ResultIdentify top 3 areas for improvement through survey results and implement action plans

9. OKR to reduce Employee Turnover

  • ObjectiveReduce Employee Turnover
  • Key ResultImplement a mentoring program with participation from 75% of employees
  • TaskEstablish regular check-ins and evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the mentoring program
  • TaskProvide training for potential mentors and match them with mentees based on their goals
  • TaskCreate a program outline with goals and objectives for the mentoring program
  • TaskPromote the mentoring program through various communication channels to raise awareness
  • Key ResultDecrease voluntary employee resignations by 20%
  • TaskConduct exit interviews to identify and address reasons for voluntary resignations
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive employee engagement and retention program
  • TaskEnhance communication channels to ensure employees feel valued and heard
  • TaskProvide professional development opportunities to ensure employee growth and satisfaction
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement scores by 10%
  • TaskProvide regular opportunities for open communication and feedback between employees and management
  • TaskOrganize team-building activities to foster collaboration and strengthen relationships among employees
  • TaskConduct anonymous employee survey to identify areas of opportunity for engagement improvement
  • TaskDevelop and implement a recognition and rewards program to acknowledge employee efforts
  • Key ResultImprove manager satisfaction ratings by 15%
  • TaskImplement regular feedback sessions to understand manager concerns and address them promptly
  • TaskProvide professional development opportunities to enhance manager skills and career growth
  • TaskFoster a positive and supportive work environment through team-building initiatives and recognition programs
  • TaskStreamline communication channels and ensure clarity in expectations for effective manager-employee interactions

10. OKR to foster a motivational and engaging work environment

  • ObjectiveFoster a motivational and engaging work environment
  • Key ResultEnhance internal communication channels improving employee satisfaction ratings by 25%
  • TaskConduct satisfaction surveys to identify improvement areas
  • TaskCreate an internal communication platform for real-time updates
  • TaskImplement weekly team meetings to engage open communication
  • Key ResultImplement a recognition scheme, appreciating 100% exceptional employee contributions
  • TaskCommunicate the scheme to all employees
  • TaskDevelop a structure for the recognition scheme
  • TaskDraft criteria for identifying exceptional employee contributions
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly innovative team-building activities to boost morale by 30%

11. OKR to improve CX across the agency

  • ObjectiveImprove CX across the agency
  • Key ResultReduce average response time to customer inquiries by 20%
  • TaskImplement a ticketing system to track customer inquiries and responses
  • TaskRegularly analyze response data to identify bottlenecks and implement necessary improvements
  • TaskTrain customer support team on effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • TaskStreamline internal processes to minimize handoffs and improve response efficiency
  • Key ResultImplement a new training program to enhance employee communication skills
  • TaskProvide ongoing support and resources such as online courses or mentors to reinforce and enhance communication skills
  • TaskDevelop customized training modules targeting identified areas of weakness in communication skills
  • TaskIdentify areas of weakness in employee communication skills through assessments and evaluations
  • TaskSchedule and facilitate interactive workshops and role-playing exercises to practice effective communication techniques
  • Key ResultAchieve a Net Promoter Score of 9 or above from client feedback
  • TaskAnalyze client feedback to identify areas for improvement and determine specific action plans
  • TaskEstablish a customer loyalty program to incentivize and reward clients for their continued support
  • TaskImplement regular NPS surveys to gather client feedback on a continuous basis
  • TaskEnhance customer service training program to improve communication and relationship-building skills
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction ratings by 10% through regular feedback surveys
  • TaskRegularly send out the feedback survey to all customers after their interactions
  • TaskCreate a short and simple online feedback survey with targeted questions
  • TaskUse the insights gained from feedback surveys to make necessary improvements and adjustments
  • TaskImplement a system to analyze and track customer feedback data efficiently

12. OKR to enhance overall employee engagement across the organization

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall employee engagement across the organization
  • Key ResultIncrease survey response rates for engagement measures by 30%
  • TaskPersonalize survey invitation emails to increase interest
  • TaskImplement incentives to motivate more survey participation
  • TaskSimplify survey design for easier comprehension and completion
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% uplift in off-duty voluntary corporate initiatives participation
  • TaskDevelop enticing incentives for participants in corporate initiatives
  • TaskOrganize engaging and accessible initiatives suitable for all staff
  • TaskPromote off-duty voluntary initiatives through internal communication
  • Key ResultDrive up positive responses to employee satisfaction items by 20%
  • TaskEnhance communication channels for better transparency and understanding
  • TaskImplement regular recognition and reward programs for staff achievements
  • TaskFacilitate team building activities to improve team coherence

13. OKR to boost employee advocacy members' posts frequency

  • ObjectiveBoost employee advocacy members' posts frequency
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% increase in total posts from employee advocacy members
  • TaskOrganize weekly brainstorming sessions for content ideas
  • TaskImplement a reward system for frequent employee contributors
  • TaskProvide training on creating engaging posts
  • Key ResultIncrease average post count per member from 2 to 5 by end of quarter
  • TaskImplement a bi-weekly challenge encouraging users to post more
  • TaskOffer incentives for frequent posting
  • TaskAdvertise popular discussion topics to engage members
  • Key ResultOrganize 3 virtual trainings on effective advocacy posting for members
  • TaskSchedule and communicate session details to members
  • TaskIdentify topics for each virtual training sessions
  • TaskSelect and book appropriate expert trainers

14. OKR to launch a successful employee advocacy program

  • ObjectiveLaunch a successful employee advocacy program
  • Key ResultMeasure and demonstrate a 15% improvement in brand impact due to advocacy
  • TaskImplement customer advocacy strategies effectively
  • TaskIdentify key metrics for evaluating brand impact
  • TaskAnalyze and report increased brand impact
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of employees on advocacy program within quarter
  • TaskIdentify suitable advocacy program instructors
  • TaskSchedule advocacy training sessions for employees
  • TaskMonitor and document participation rates
  • Key ResultIncrease internal program adoption by 25%
  • TaskImplement incentive schemes for program adoption
  • TaskDevelop engaging internal communication about program benefits
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training for effective program usage

15. OKR to improve Employee Satisfaction

  • ObjectiveImprove Employee Satisfaction
  • Key ResultImplement a recognition program resulting in a 20% increase in employee recognition
  • TaskCreate a feedback system for employees to recognize each other's accomplishments regularly
  • TaskTrain managers on effective ways to provide meaningful recognition and rewards
  • TaskHost monthly team events to publicly acknowledge and celebrate outstanding employee achievements
  • TaskEncourage employees to nominate their peers for recognition through a designated online platform
  • Key ResultConduct at least two learning and development programs to foster career growth
  • TaskArrange workshops or seminars led by industry experts to enhance employees' subject knowledge
  • TaskIdentify current skill gaps and development areas through employee assessments and feedback
  • TaskImplement a mentorship program to provide guidance and support for career advancement
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive learning curriculum catering to employees' professional growth needs
  • Key ResultReduce employee turnover by 15% through the implementation of retention initiatives
  • TaskImplement a mentorship program to provide career growth opportunities and support
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive survey to identify key reasons for employee turnover
  • TaskEnhance employee recognition and rewards program to improve job satisfaction
  • TaskDevelop a clear career progression plan with opportunities for skill development and growth
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement score by 10% through monthly surveys

Best practices for managing your Employee OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Employee OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Employee OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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