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13 OKR examples for Employee Satisfaction

What are Employee Satisfaction 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 Satisfaction. 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.

Our Employee Satisfaction OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Employee Satisfaction Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs to improve overall HR efficiency and employee satisfaction

  • ObjectiveImprove overall HR efficiency and employee satisfaction
  • Key ResultReduce time-to-hire by 20%
  • TaskImplement streamlined, efficient hiring processes
  • TaskDevelop and provide virtual interview capabilities
  • TaskUtilize AI for initial candidate screening
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement survey scores by 15%
  • TaskEnhance internal communication about company goals and progress
  • TaskRecognize and reward employee achievements regularly
  • TaskImplement a team-building program to strengthen employee relationships
  • Key ResultImplement at least two new employee well-being initiatives
  • TaskDevelop and launch the chosen initiatives
  • TaskResearch different types of employee well-being initiatives
  • TaskSelect two initiatives that will best support our team

OKRs to boost employee satisfaction post-adaptation

  • ObjectiveBoost employee satisfaction post-adaptation
  • Key ResultIncrease participation in adaptation-related activities by 70%
  • TaskCreate significant rewards for active engagement in adaptation-related activities
  • TaskDevelop motivational training programs for participants in these activities
  • TaskImprove visibility of these activities through advertising and social media campaigns
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive responses in post-change satisfaction surveys
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training for new procedures
  • TaskSurvey employees before, during, after change
  • TaskProvide clear communication surrounding change
  • Key ResultReduce workplace complaints related to adaptation by 40%
  • TaskCreate a robust employee feedback system
  • TaskEnhance company-wide communication channels
  • TaskImplement regular team-building exercises and workshops

OKRs to enhance employee satisfaction with total remuneration

  • ObjectiveEnhance employee satisfaction with total remuneration
  • Key ResultReduce employee turnover rate by 5% through competitive salary benchmarking and adjustments
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in employee participation in the performance-based bonus program
  • TaskImplement a feedback mechanism to address concerns and suggestions related to the bonus program
  • TaskEnhance communication channels to educate employees about the performance-based bonus program
  • TaskOffer incentives for employees who actively engage and participate in the bonus program
  • TaskProvide regular updates on performance metrics and achievements to increase employee interest
  • Key ResultIncrease usage of flexible benefits by 20% through targeted awareness campaigns
  • TaskDevelop engaging content and materials highlighting the advantages of flexible benefits
  • TaskUtilize multiple communication channels to promote the benefits and increase awareness
  • TaskRegularly monitor and analyze the campaign's impact and make necessary adjustments for improvement
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive targeted awareness campaign strategy for flexible benefits
  • Key ResultImprove the average rating of employee satisfaction surveys on total compensation by 15%
  • TaskRegularly evaluate and adjust compensation policies to align with industry standards and employee expectations
  • TaskImplement additional benefits or perks to enhance the overall compensation package
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive review of the current total compensation package for employees
  • TaskCommunicate and educate employees about the various components of their total compensation

OKRs to get better engagement and employee satisfaction

  • ObjectiveImprove employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Key ResultIncrease employee satisfaction survey score by 10%.
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement survey score by 10%.
  • Key ResultIncrease employee referrals by 25%.
  • Key ResultIncrease employee retention rate by 5%.

OKRs 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

OKRs to cultivate an appealing, inclusive company culture

  • ObjectiveCultivate an appealing, inclusive company culture
  • Key ResultDecrease turnover rate by 15% through enhanced workplace conditions
  • TaskIntroduce flexible working hours for work-life balance
  • TaskImplement mandatory team-building activities to foster camaraderie
  • TaskUpgrade office equipment for a better work experience
  • Key ResultImprove employee satisfaction score by 20% through engagement initiatives
  • TaskImplement weekly team-building activities and workshops
  • TaskConduct regular feedback and suggestion sessions
  • TaskEstablish an employee recognition and rewards system
  • Key ResultImplement 2 employee-led initiatives to foster ownership and engagement
  • TaskLaunch two employee-led initiatives
  • TaskProvide training on leading and engagement strategies
  • TaskIdentify possible leaders interested in leading initiatives

OKRs to establish leadership in the AI industry

  • ObjectiveEstablish leadership in the AI industry
  • Key ResultAchieve a customer satisfaction score of 90% by delivering excellent AI solutions
  • TaskContinuously monitor AI solution performance and address any customer concerns promptly
  • TaskImplement training programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of AI solution teams
  • TaskAnalyze survey data to identify areas for improvement in AI solution delivery
  • TaskConduct regular customer surveys to gather feedback on AI solution performance
  • Key ResultObtain at least two prestigious industry awards as recognition for AI leadership
  • TaskExecute AI projects with excellence and innovation to qualify for industry awards
  • TaskIdentify prestigious industry awards for AI leadership
  • TaskSubmit high-quality nominations for AI leadership awards and engage in networking opportunities
  • TaskStrategize and plan AI initiatives and projects for award-worthy achievements
  • Key ResultIncrease market share by 20% through aggressive marketing and strategic partnerships
  • Key ResultImprove employee expertise through targeted training programs, resulting in a 15% increase in technical skills
  • TaskDevelop tailored training programs to address identified skill gaps
  • TaskImplement regular training sessions with hands-on exercises and practical application
  • TaskAssess current employee skill levels and identify areas of improvement
  • TaskEvaluate and measure employee progress through assessments and feedback sessions

OKRs to improve team performance through effective teamwork and collaboration

  • ObjectiveImprove team performance through effective teamwork and collaboration
  • Key ResultReduce conflicts within the team by 50% by implementing conflict resolution strategies
  • TaskEncourage active listening and empathy among team members during conflicts
  • TaskEstablish a clear communication protocol to address conflicts promptly
  • TaskImplement a mentorship program to provide guidance and support during conflict resolution
  • TaskConduct a team-wide conflict resolution training session
  • Key ResultDevelop team members' skills by organizing at least two team-building workshops focused on enhancing collaboration and problem-solving abilities
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through enhanced communication and coordination
  • TaskProvide effective communication tools and train team members on how to use them
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss progress, challenges, and goals
  • TaskEncourage collaboration by assigning cross-functional projects and fostering teamwork
  • TaskDevelop a centralized system for task tracking, deadlines, and accountability
  • Key ResultEnhance employee satisfaction and engagement by achieving an average team happiness score of 8 out of 10
  • TaskImplement employee recognition programs to celebrate achievements and boost team morale
  • TaskAnalyze survey results to identify areas for improvement and develop targeted action plans
  • TaskProvide regular opportunities for employee feedback and implement suggestions for enhancing happiness
  • TaskConduct quarterly employee satisfaction surveys to measure team happiness score

OKRs to enhance training areas for improvement identification

  • ObjectiveEnhance training areas for improvement identification
  • Key ResultConduct a comprehensive review and analysis on identified areas for enhancements
  • TaskPerform an in-depth analysis based on the review
  • TaskIdentify areas that require improvement or enhancements
  • TaskCarry out detailed research for a comprehensive review
  • Key ResultCreate and implement detailed action plans for the top 2 areas requiring improvement
  • TaskBegin implementing both action plans
  • TaskIdentify top 2 areas needing most improvement
  • TaskDevelop detailed plans for each area
  • Key ResultIdentify and categorize at least 10 potential areas for improvements in current training
  • TaskCategorize findings into at least 10 improvement segments
  • TaskSurvey employees to identify dissatisfaction in current training areas
  • TaskAnalyze feedback for common themes and improvement areas

OKRs to enhance and Sustain High Performances in the EA Pool

  • ObjectiveEnhance and Sustain High Performances in the EA Pool
  • Key ResultImplement a new feedback system to increase employee satisfaction by 20%
  • TaskResearch and identify effective employee feedback systems
  • TaskPurchase and set up selected feedback system
  • TaskTrain staff on how to use the new system
  • Key ResultDecrease turnover rate in the EA pool to below 5%
  • TaskIntroduce competitive benefits and compensation
  • TaskImprove workplace environment through team-building activities
  • TaskImplement comprehensive and continuous training programs
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly training for all EAs to improve their skills by 25%
  • TaskDevelop specific training materials to enhance EA skills
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive bi-weekly EA skills training schedule
  • TaskImplement a method to measure and track skill improvement

Best practices for managing your Employee Satisfaction 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 below). 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.

Building your own Employee Satisfaction OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Employee Satisfaction OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the 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 Satisfaction 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.