How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for HR 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 more about the meaning of OKRs online.

Examples of OKRs for HR

We've added HR Objectives and Key Results, but also the initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

You'll find 11 OKRs examples for HR below, and some extra tips to write better quarterly plans at the end.

OKRs to be the employer of choice in our industry

  • ObjectiveBecome the employer of choice in our industry
  • Key ResultReduce Time to Fill (TTF) from 60 days to 45 days
  • Key ResultReduce Cost per Hire from $1.5K to $900
  • Key ResultImprove Employee Engagement Score from 75% to 85%
  • Key ResultImprove Diversity Ratio (M/F) to 50:50
  • Key ResultIncrease Employee Retention Rate from 45% to 70%

OKRs to become the best place to work

  • ObjectiveBecome the best place to work in the country
  • Key ResultInterview 20% of the company to identify ways to improve
  • TaskSchedule interviews with 20% of the team
  • TaskCreate anonymous feedback survey
  • Key ResultAchieve a employee NPS score of 50
  • TaskGet all managers to implement weekly 1:1s with their team
  • TaskIdentify and solve top 10 issues within the org

OKRs to improve employee training

  • ObjectiveCreate an amazing Continuous Eduction program\
  • Key Result10% of IT budget has been spent on training, books, or online courses
  • Key ResultRun 12 lunch & learn sessions this quarter
  • Key Result70% of employees have used someof their training budget

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 roll out employee benefits

  • ObjectiveStrengthen gratification of employee benefits
  • Key ResultRoll-out benefits above industry standards (0-100%)
  • Key Result70% of employees have opted in for at least 1 of our programs
  • Key ResultImprove score from 6 to 8 for the 'employee benefits' section on satisfaction surveys

OKRs to improve employee wellbeing

  • ObjectiveDevelop a strong program that helps employee achieve great work/life balance
  • Key ResultConduct interviews with 20 employees to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Key Result80% of employees have enrolled in the new wellness program
  • Key ResultDevelop 8 wellness options for employees

OKRs to build a superb employee onboarding program

  • ObjectiveBuild a world-class employee onboarding program
  • Key ResultReduce service desks enquiries from new hires in week-1 by 20%
  • Key Result100% of new recruits have their workstation setup on day 1
  • Key Result80% of new hires manage to complete their onboarding checklist in the first 30 days.
  • Key ResultImprove onboarding satisfaction score from 70% to 90%

OKRs to improve employee feedback

  • ObjectiveScale our ability to gather feedback from the team
  • Key ResultSimplify the internal blogging process from 5 to 2 steps
  • Key ResultEstablish employee satisfaction score baseline with monthly
  • Key ResultHost 6 social or motivational events in line with employee selections

OKRs to build an efficient hiring pipeline

  • ObjectiveImprove the employee onboarding process
  • Key ResultReduce the average lead to hire period from 40 to 25 days
  • Key Result30 interviews with recent hires to gather feedback on the onboarding
  • Key Result90% of offers are accepted

OKRs to improve employee retention

  • ObjectiveIncrease Employee Retention
  • Key ResultReduce employee turnover rate by 8%
  • Key ResultIncrease employee satisfaction score by 10%
  • Key ResultIncrease employee referrals by 15%
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement by 25%

OKRs to boost talent retention

  • ObjectiveIncrease Employee Retention
  • Key ResultCreate an employee recognition program
  • TaskSelect a method of recognizing employees who meet the criteria.
  • TaskSet goals and criteria for employee recognition.
  • TaskIdentify a reward system for employees who meet the criteria.
  • TaskCreate a system for tracking employee recognition.
  • Key ResultIncrease employee retention rate by 15%
  • TaskCreate an engaging work environment.
  • TaskDevelop a competitive benefits package.
  • TaskEstablish a career growth plan.
  • TaskImplement regular performance reviews.
  • Key ResultIncrease employee satisfaction ratings by 25%
  • TaskCreate a list of actionable items to improve employee satisfaction.
  • TaskMonitor employee satisfaction ratings and make adjustments as needed.
  • TaskSurvey employees to gain insight into their satisfaction levels.
  • TaskImplement a system to track employee satisfaction ratings.

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How to track your OKRs?

It's important to establish a cadence of check-ins for your OKRs for HR.

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly.

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

Check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

OKRs resources

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

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