13 customisable OKR examples for Human Resource Department

What are Human Resource Department OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

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 Human Resource Department 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 Human Resource Department OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Human Resource Department. 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 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

2. OKR to boost HR effectiveness in facilitating organization and people growth

  • ObjectiveBoost HR effectiveness in facilitating organization and people growth
  • Key ResultIncrease employee retention rate by 20%
  • TaskEnhance company benefits and compensation packages
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive employee development and training program
  • TaskIncrease regular feedback and recognition sessions
  • Key ResultDecrease average hiring process time by 15%
  • TaskEstablish a structured, efficient onboarding process
  • TaskStreamline interview scheduling with automated tools
  • TaskImplement standardised skill-based assessments
  • Key ResultUpgrade leadership development programs benefiting 30% of employees
  • TaskSource and hire professional development consultants
  • TaskConduct survey to identify areas for leadership program improvement
  • TaskImplement program changes based on consultant feedback

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 successfully procure and implement a smart workplace management system

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully procure and implement a smart workplace management system
  • Key ResultTrain all relevant staff and fully implement the system by week 12
  • TaskIdentify all staff requiring system training
  • TaskFully implement the system by week 12
  • TaskOrganize in-depth system training for selected staff
  • Key ResultSource and evaluate 5 potential management systems by week 3
  • TaskIdentify 5 promising management systems
  • TaskGather detailed information about each system
  • TaskAssess each management system's effectiveness and suitability
  • Key ResultSecure budget approval and purchase selected management system by week 6
  • TaskFollow-up for budget approval by week 5
  • TaskPurchase selected management system by week 6
  • TaskSubmit project budget for approval by the end of week 3

5. 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

6. OKR to transform the pre-start employee journey after offer acceptance

  • ObjectiveTransform the pre-start employee journey after offer acceptance
  • Key ResultDesign and implement a new digital onboarding platform for 90% user satisfaction
  • TaskDevelop a user-friendly and interactive design for platform
  • TaskConduct regular user satisfaction surveys and adjust accordingly
  • TaskIdentify user requirements and expectations for the onboarding platform
  • Key ResultAchieve a 30% reduction in time-to-productivity for new hires
  • TaskProvide industry-specific training immediately
  • TaskAssign new hires a mentor for guidance
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive, streamlined onboarding process
  • Key ResultReduce open query rates by 70% through proactive communication
  • TaskImplement an automated response system for instant replies
  • TaskDevelop an FAQ section addressing common queries
  • TaskImplement a routine for regular client updates on query status

7. OKR to enhance leadership skills through exemplary actions and feedback incorporation

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership skills through exemplary actions and feedback incorporation
  • Key ResultObtain a 20% increase in positive team feedback on leadership behaviors
  • TaskRecognize and reward team members' contributions regularly
  • TaskImplement weekly leadership training and development workshops
  • TaskSolicit anonymous feedback after each team meeting
  • Key ResultConduct 4 leadership skills training sessions with measurable improved outcomes
  • TaskDraft and finalize training modules on leadership development
  • TaskIdentify individuals interested in enhancing leadership skills
  • TaskEvaluate participants and track improvement post-training
  • Key ResultImplement 3 constructive feedback points from team members into leadership approach
  • TaskMonitor progress and ask for ongoing feedback
  • TaskIdentify your team's top three feedback points
  • TaskIncorporate feedback into personal leadership strategy

8. 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

9. OKR to drive company transformation through HR technology and leadership model redesign

  • ObjectiveDrive company transformation through HR technology and leadership model redesign
  • Key ResultTrain 95% of staff on the new HR tech systems by end of quarter
  • TaskSchedule HR tech systems training sessions for all staff members
  • TaskProvide additional training for those who missed initial sessions
  • TaskMonitor and record participation in training sessions
  • Key ResultDeploy new HR technology systems to 100% of departments
  • TaskSelect and procure new HR technology systems
  • TaskImplement and test new systems across all departments
  • TaskIdentify current HR technology systems in all departments
  • Key ResultDesign and implement a new leadership model in at least 3 departments
  • TaskIdentify key qualities for the new leadership model
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate implemented changes
  • TaskTrain department heads in this model

10. OKR to enhance staff productivity in the hybrid work model

  • ObjectiveEnhance staff productivity in the hybrid work model
  • Key ResultConduct 5 training sessions on hybrid working best practices to enhance skills
  • TaskSchedule and conduct 5 training sessions
  • TaskIdentify key points for hybrid working best practices training
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive, engaging training content
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement levels by 15% through regular feedback and recognition programs
  • TaskEstablish a weekly employee recognition program
  • TaskImplement a daily feedback routine for all team members
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate engagement levels regularly
  • Key ResultImplement performance tracking software to quantify productivity increase by 20%
  • TaskResearch and select suitable performance tracking software
  • TaskInstall and configure the software over company network
  • TaskTrain employees on software usage and productivity targets

11. OKR to develop comprehensive responsibility maps for various job roles

  • ObjectiveDevelop comprehensive responsibility maps for various job roles
  • Key ResultCreate editable templates for job responsibilities by week 4
  • TaskIdentify different job roles and respective responsibilities
  • TaskComplete and review templates by week 4
  • TaskDesign editable template structure for these roles
  • Key ResultAssign specific responsibilities for each role using the templates by the end of the quarter
  • TaskIdentify responsibilities for each role within the organization
  • TaskFinalize and distribute templates to respective roles
  • TaskApply these responsibilities to relevant templates
  • Key ResultIdentify all job roles in the company by week 2
  • TaskSchedule meetings with department heads for clarification
  • TaskReview organization chart and staff list for existing positions
  • TaskDocument all job roles and their descriptions

12. OKR to implement AI Tools to Enhance HR Operations

  • ObjectiveImplement AI Tools to Enhance HR Operations
  • Key ResultIdentify and select suitable AI software for HR within one week
  • TaskSelect and implement top-rated AI software for HR
  • TaskCompare software based on features, price, and reviews
  • TaskResearch AI software options tailored for HR
  • Key ResultAchieve 30% efficiency improvement in HR processes using AI by the end of quarter
  • TaskImplement AI-driven automation in key HR processes
  • TaskEvaluate and adjust AI integration for optimal efficiency
  • TaskTrain HR staff on AI system utilization
  • Key ResultTrain HR team on the chosen AI tool to ensure 90% proficiency
  • TaskSchedule a comprehensive training session with an AI tool expert
  • TaskOrganize proficiency tests post-training to measure skills acquisition
  • TaskProvide team members with AI tool user manuals for self study

13. OKR to enhance teamwork across different departments

  • ObjectiveEnhance teamwork across different departments
  • Key ResultAchieve participation of all department heads in bi-weekly collaboration meetings
  • TaskRemind participants about meeting via email or text
  • TaskSend meeting invites to all department heads in advance
  • TaskProvide a clear agenda for every meeting
  • Key ResultImplement 5 cross-departmental projects with shared KPIs and responsibilities
  • TaskLaunch and monitor cross-departmental projects for effective implementation
  • TaskIdentify potential departments for collaboration on shared KPI projects
  • TaskDefine shared KPIs and responsibilities for each project
  • Key ResultIncrease cross-team employee satisfaction rates by 20% through regular feedback loops
  • TaskCreate recognition programs for cross-team collaborations
  • TaskImplement regular cross-team meetings for feedback exchange
  • TaskIntroduce a system for anonymous feedback submissions

Best practices for managing your Human Resource Department 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 Human Resource Department 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 Human Resource Department OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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