9 customisable OKR examples for Hiring Manager

What are Hiring 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Hiring Manager to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

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

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Our customisable Hiring Manager OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Hiring Manager 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!

1. OKR to optimize talent acquisition and management processes

  • ObjectiveOptimize talent acquisition and management processes
  • Key ResultImplement a new recruitment technology to automate 50% of administrative tasks
  • TaskEvaluate different recruitment technologies and choose one that suits requirements
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the impact and progress after implementation
  • TaskTrain the recruitment team to utilize the chosen software efficiently
  • Key ResultCut down time to hire by 30% and improve hiring efficiency
  • TaskImplement a structured interview process to streamline candidate evaluation
  • TaskUtilize an Applicant Tracking System to manage applications more efficiently
  • TaskEnhance job descriptions for clarity, reducing irrelevant applications
  • Key ResultIncrease hiring manager satisfaction by 40% through improved recruitment quality
  • TaskDevelop ongoing training opportunities for enhancing recruiters' interviewing skills
  • TaskRegularly gather feedback from hiring managers to assess recruitment effectiveness
  • TaskImplement improved screening tools for identifying top-tier pool of candidates

2. OKR to streamline the company's recruitment process

  • ObjectiveStreamline the company's recruitment process
  • Key ResultIncrease new hire retention rate by 10% through improved onboarding processes
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive and engaging employee onboarding program
  • TaskProvide mentorship opportunities for new employees
  • TaskImplement regular check-ins with new hires
  • Key ResultReduce hiring process time by 30% while maintaining quality of hires
  • TaskImplement an efficient applicant tracking system
  • TaskStreamline the interview and selection process
  • TaskConduct timely background and reference checks
  • Key ResultImplement a standardized interviewing system across all departments
  • TaskDevelop a standard interview protocol for all departments
  • TaskTrain hiring managers on the new interview system
  • TaskMonitor and adjust the system based on feedback

3. OKR to streamline and optimize global hiring processes

  • ObjectiveStreamline and optimize global hiring processes
  • Key ResultIncrease quality of candidates pool by 40% using new sourcing strategies
  • TaskUtilize social media platforms for job position advertising
  • TaskPartner with reputable recruitment agencies for quality sourcing
  • TaskImplement thorough pre-screening processes for potential candidates
  • Key ResultReduce average hiring process time from vacancy to offer by 30%
  • TaskImplement pre-screening tests and assessments
  • TaskImprove coordination among hiring team members
  • TaskStreamline the interview process by using automation tools
  • Key ResultBoost acceptance rate of job offers by 20% with competitive compensation packages
  • TaskDevelop superior, attractive compensation policies
  • TaskMarket competitive benefits to potential hires
  • TaskResearch industry standards for compensation packages

4. OKR to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse office culture

  • ObjectiveFoster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse office culture
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% improvement in diversity and inclusion survey results
  • TaskCreate a diversity and inclusion team
  • TaskRevise hiring practices to prioritize diversity
  • TaskImplement diversity and inclusion training for all staff
  • Key ResultImplement diversity training to 100% of team members
  • TaskIdentify suitable diversity training programs or providers
  • TaskConfirm and record each team member's training completion
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for all team members
  • Key ResultIncrease minority hiring by 25%
  • TaskOffer diversity and inclusion training for hiring managers
  • TaskImplement inclusive hiring practices in the recruitment process
  • TaskEstablish partnerships with minority-focused professional organizations

5. OKR to establish a go-to platform for leadership and niche hiring

  • ObjectiveEstablish a go-to platform for leadership and niche hiring
  • Key ResultAttract and onboard 1000 unique leadership profiles to the platform
  • TaskImplement referral incentives for current users
  • TaskDevelop marketing campaigns targeting potential leadership profile candidates
  • TaskCraft an engaging, user-friendly onboarding process
  • Key ResultSecure partnerships with 50 leading companies in relevant industries
  • TaskReach out and negotiate partnerships with targeted companies
  • TaskDevelop proposals outlining mutual benefits for potential partners
  • TaskResearch and identify 50 prospective industry leaders for partnerships
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% conversion rate in hiring through the platform
  • TaskEnhance job description clarity to attract right candidates
  • TaskImplement comprehensive onboarding to increase acceptance rate
  • TaskImprove screening processes for more qualified candidate selection

6. OKR to scale the team by hiring and onboarding key talent to support business expansion

  • ObjectiveExpand the business by scaling the team with quality personnel
  • Key ResultHire and onboard 3 experienced sales executives
  • Key ResultEnhance team diversity by 20% via targeted recruitment strategy
  • Key ResultReduce time-to-fill open positions by 50% through process improvement
  • Key ResultRecruit and integrate 2 seasoned marketing specialists

7. OKR to promote cultural humility for diverse, healthy team building

  • ObjectivePromote cultural humility for diverse, healthy team building
  • Key ResultIncrease overall diversity rate in new hires by 25%
  • TaskCollaborate with diverse professional and student organizations
  • TaskImplement a diversity-focused recruitment strategy
  • TaskProvide unconscious bias training to hiring managers
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive feedback on diversity and inclusion efforts from employee surveys
  • TaskDevelop and promote a workplace inclusion policy
  • TaskImplement diversity and inclusion training for all staff members
  • TaskRegularly solicit employee feedback on inclusion efforts
  • Key ResultImplement a cultural humility workshop for 80% of team leaders
  • TaskSchedule workshop for 80% of team leaders
  • TaskEnsure effective post-workshop follow-up activities
  • TaskIdentify suitable cultural humility workshop providers

8. OKR to hire top-level Senior UX Researcher

  • ObjectiveHire top-level Senior UX Researcher
  • Key ResultScreen and shortlist at least 10 suitable candidates by week 4
  • TaskLaunch a comprehensive job ad campaign immediately
  • TaskShortlist 10 suitable candidates by week 4
  • TaskReview all received applications daily
  • Key ResultConduct interviews and make an offer to the selected candidate by week 8
  • TaskCompile a list of potential interview candidates
  • TaskSchedule and conduct interviews
  • TaskSelect and make offer to chosen candidate
  • Key ResultDefine clear job description and requirements for the UX Researcher role by week 2
  • TaskDetail daily responsibilities and tasks for role
  • TaskOutline necessary qualifications and skills for UX Researcher role
  • TaskInclude long-term goals and expectations for position

9. OKR to revamp and Enhance the Candidate Pre-Hire Experience

  • ObjectiveRevamp and Enhance the Candidate Pre-Hire Experience
  • Key ResultIncrease candidate satisfaction rate to 90% with proactive communication and feedback mechanism
  • TaskProvide immediate response to candidate inquiries
  • TaskImplement weekly update emails to candidates about their application
  • TaskEstablish a regular feedback mechanism for candidates
  • Key ResultImplement a standardized yet personalized digital interview experience for 80% of candidates
  • TaskIdentify tools for customizable digital interviews
  • TaskTrain HR staff in utilizing interview technology
  • TaskSample test interviews with volunteers
  • Key ResultReduce time-to-hire by 30% through streamlining recruitment processes
  • TaskConduct initial interviews within a week of application
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive applicant tracking system
  • TaskRevise job descriptions for clarity and relevance

Best practices for managing your Hiring 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Hiring Manager 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 Hiring 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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