2 customisable OKR examples for Employee Relations Manager

What are Employee Relations Manager 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 Relations Manager. 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.

Building your own Employee Relations Manager OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Employee Relations Manager OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Employee Relations Manager. 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 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

2. OKR to enhance benefits promotion for higher utilization rates

  • ObjectiveEnhance benefits promotion for higher utilization rates
  • Key ResultIncrease benefits awareness by 30% through targeted campaigns and communications
  • TaskCreate easily understandable informational materials about benefits
  • TaskImplement direct communication to disseminate benefits information
  • TaskDevelop targeted campaigns highlighting benefits
  • Key ResultImprove employee satisfaction with benefits by 20% based on feedback surveys
  • TaskConduct anonymous survey for employees to express benefit concerns
  • TaskImplement improvements based on survey feedback
  • TaskAnalyze survey responses to identify dissatisfaction areas
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% increase in benefits utilization among eligible employees
  • TaskRegularly communicate individual benefit utilization rates
  • TaskImplement a training program explaining different benefit options
  • TaskIncrease awareness through frequent benefits-related reminders

Best practices for managing your Employee Relations Manager 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 Relations Manager OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the 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

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

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 Relations Manager OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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