15 customisable OKR examples for Human Resource Management

What are Human Resource Management 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 Management 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 Management OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Human Resource Management. 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 complete holistic roadmap for human capital management 2024

  • ObjectiveComplete holistic roadmap for human capital management 2024
  • Key ResultDesign 75% of HCM strategy encompassing recruitment, skills development, and retention
  • TaskOutline tactics for employee retention
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive recruitment plan
  • TaskDesign a strategy for skills development
  • Key ResultValidate roadmap with 10+ HR experts and incorporate feedback for improvement
  • TaskIdentify and reach out to 10 HR experts for roadmap review
  • TaskGather and analyze feedback for potential improvements
  • TaskImplement feedback into roadmap revisions
  • Key ResultIdentify all roadmap components and essential factors in the planning process
  • TaskList all components required for the roadmap
  • TaskPrioritize components based on their significance
  • TaskIdentify important elements for strategic planning

2. OKR to enhance productivity and reduce stress via effective time management

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity and reduce stress via effective time management
  • Key ResultIncorporate a weekly self-care routine to lower stress levels by 15%
  • TaskSchedule set times each week for these activities
  • TaskEvaluate stress levels each week to track improvement
  • TaskIdentify activities that promote relaxation and enjoyment
  • Key ResultImplement a time tracker to record and analyze how time is spent weekly
  • TaskResearch and select a suitable time tracker software
  • TaskInstall and set up the time tracker system
  • TaskTrain staff on how to properly use the time tracker
  • Key ResultDesign and follow a structured daily routine, improving task completion by 20%
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on urgency and importance
  • TaskMonitor progress and adjust routine as needed
  • TaskCreate a detailed daily schedule including all essential tasks

3. OKR to establish a scalable operating system for rapid growth

  • ObjectiveEstablish a scalable operating system for rapid growth
  • Key ResultIncrease speed of hiring process by implementing system improvements, reducing time-to-hire by 25%
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in the current hiring process
  • TaskTrain HR team on the new systems
  • TaskImplement a digital applicant tracking system
  • Key ResultTrain 85% of supervisors in new procedures for scalability by the end of the quarter
  • TaskDesign and execute appropriate training programs
  • TaskMonitor and document training progress regularly
  • TaskIdentify supervisors needing training in scalable procedures
  • Key ResultStreamline onboarding process to reduce new employee ramp-up time by 30%
  • TaskIncorporate feedback to continuously improve onboarding
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, easy-to-understand training materials
  • TaskImplement a mentorship program for new hires

4. OKR to enhance the effectiveness of people management practices

  • ObjectiveEnhance the effectiveness of people management practices
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through refined people management practices
  • TaskDevelop communication protocols to streamline information flow
  • TaskIntroduce peer recognition and reward systems
  • TaskImplement weekly team-specific training and skill development sessions
  • Key ResultReduce turnover rate by 15% through improved management strategies
  • TaskImplement comprehensive management training programs
  • TaskFoster a positive and inclusive workplace environment
  • TaskDevelop clear communication channels between staff and management
  • Key ResultImplement feedback collection system for 100% of team members
  • TaskTrain all team members on how to use the feedback system
  • TaskEstablish a regular schedule for feedback collection and review
  • TaskSelect an effective feedback collection tool suitable for the team

5. OKR to enhance HR's strategic partnership with business units

  • ObjectiveEnhance HR's strategic partnership with business units
  • Key ResultReduce turnover rate by 15% through retention strategies
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive employee benefits and incentives program
  • TaskImplement systematic periodical employee performance reviews and promotions
  • TaskFacilitate consistent team building activities and trainings
  • Key ResultImprove employee engagement score by 20% through HR initiatives
  • TaskImplement regular team-building exercises and events
  • TaskConduct workplace culture improvement workshops
  • TaskEnhance communication channels for employee feedback
  • Key ResultImplement 3 new HR-related business alignment projects with positive feedback
  • TaskExecute the three chosen HR business alignment projects
  • TaskIdentify potential HR-related alignment projects
  • TaskGather feedback using post-implementation surveys

6. OKR to improve utilization rate of employees and resources

  • ObjectiveImprove utilization rate of employees and resources
  • Key ResultEnhance employee productivity by 20% via targeted skill training
  • TaskDesign and implement targeted training programs
  • TaskIdentify key skills required for each employee role
  • TaskEvaluate individual progress after skill training
  • Key ResultDecrease resource idle time by 10% using improved allocation strategies
  • TaskImplement dynamic resource allocation software
  • TaskIdentify and analyze current resource utilization patterns
  • TaskFoster training programs about effective resource management
  • Key ResultBoost the resources usage efficiency by 15% through process optimization
  • TaskImplement technological enhancements for improved workflow
  • TaskUndertake comprehensive process audit for identifying inefficiencies
  • TaskRegularly track and analyze progress towards efficiency goals

7. OKR to develop and strengthen effective team leadership skills

  • ObjectiveDevelop and strengthen effective team leadership skills
  • Key ResultFacilitate 3 team building activities to foster strong interpersonal bonds and trust
  • TaskSchedule and plan the selected team building activities
  • TaskResearch diverse team building activities suitable for the team
  • TaskConduct and oversee the team building activities
  • Key ResultImprove communication by creating a bi-weekly open feedback system within the team
  • TaskIntroduce a bi-weekly open feedback system to the team
  • TaskSchedule consistent bi-weekly feedback sessions
  • TaskDevelop a set structure for providing and receiving feedback
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through effective task delegation and monitoring
  • TaskProvide regular feedback to improve team performance
  • TaskDevelop a routine process for monitoring progress
  • TaskImplement a system for efficient task delegation and assignment

8. OKR to promote high-performance ethos across all company levels

  • ObjectivePromote high-performance ethos across all company levels
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% improvement in employee engagement survey scores
  • TaskImplement regular team-building activities and workshops
  • TaskProvide continuous feedback and recognition for employee achievements
  • TaskEnhance communication transparency between management and staff
  • Key ResultReduce project completion times by 15%
  • TaskDelegate project tasks efficiently among team members
  • TaskStreamline communication process to prevent misunderstandings
  • TaskEnhance project management tools usage for better tracking
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity metrics by 20%
  • TaskEncourage open communication to quickly resolve issues
  • TaskInitiate training programs to improve staff skills and efficiency
  • TaskImplement productivity tracking software for accurate metrics

9. OKR to cultivate a harmonious, integrated team environment

  • ObjectiveCultivate a harmonious, integrated team environment
  • Key ResultIncrease our team's collaborative project completion rate by 30%
  • TaskProvide team-building activities to enhance cooperation
  • TaskUse project management software for task tracking
  • TaskImplement weekly progress meetings to establish clarity
  • Key ResultFoster interdepartmental collaborations in at least 2 separate projects
  • TaskIdentify opportunities for collaboration in existing projects
  • TaskDevelop shared goals and timelines for these collaborative projects
  • TaskOrganize collaborative brainstorming sessions between departments
  • Key ResultReduce internal communication conflicts by 25% through conflict management training
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate effectiveness of training periodically
  • TaskImplement regular conflict management training for staff
  • TaskProvide employees with feedback and additional resources

10. OKR to strengthen cross-functional team collaboration

  • ObjectiveStrengthen cross-functional team collaboration
  • Key ResultReduce resolution time for team conflicts by 30%
  • TaskDefine clear process for handling disputes promptly
  • TaskImplement conflict resolution training for all team members
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust the conflict resolution process
  • Key ResultImplement two new communication tools to aid team interaction and engagement
  • TaskIdentify top two communication tools suitable for team engagement
  • TaskPurchase and install chosen communication tools
  • TaskConduct training sessions on using new tools
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in collaborative projects compared to last quarter
  • TaskInitiate regular brainstorming sessions for project ideas
  • TaskDevelop incentives for collaborative project participation
  • TaskFormulate strategies to strengthening team cooperation and communication

11. OKR to cultivate a United, Collaborative Team Environment

  • ObjectiveCultivate a United, Collaborative Team Environment
  • Key ResultImplement 2 team-building activities per month to foster cooperation
  • TaskResearch engaging team-building activities suitable for the team
  • TaskSchedule and plan 2 team-building activities
  • TaskGather feedback after each activity for improvements
  • Key ResultReduce internal team disputes by 20% by implementing effective communication strategies
  • TaskDevelop clear protocols for team communication and decision-making
  • TaskImplement conflict resolution training for all team members
  • TaskConduct regular team-building activities to improve rapport
  • Key ResultIncrease project collaboration efficiency by 30% through regular team workshops
  • TaskConduct efficiency assessments after each workshop
  • TaskProvide constructive feedback for team improvement
  • TaskImplement weekly team workshops focused on project collaboration

12. OKR to improve conflict handling and resolution skills

  • ObjectiveImprove conflict handling and resolution skills
  • Key ResultSuccessfully mediate and resolve at least 5 interpersonal conflicts within the team
  • TaskUndertake professional mediation training to hone conflict resolution skills
  • TaskUse mediation techniques to resolve identified conflicts
  • TaskImplement regular, clear communication strategies within the team
  • Key ResultComplete a professional course on conflict management and negotiation skills
  • TaskEnroll in chosen course and secure necessary resources
  • TaskActively participate, complete coursework, and earn certificate
  • TaskResearch and select a professional course in conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Key ResultGather 360-degree feedback to show 30% improvement in handling confrontations
  • TaskAttend training sessions on effective confrontation management
  • TaskDistribute 360-degree feedback survey to all team members involved
  • TaskImplement learned skills and monitor progress through feedback

13. OKR to implement transparency in project allocation for balanced workload per person

  • ObjectiveImplement transparency in project allocation for balanced workload per person
  • Key ResultIdentify and implement workload balancing strategies for all team members by week 9
  • TaskEvaluate current workload distribution among team members
  • TaskImplement chosen strategies by week 9
  • TaskIdentify effective workload balancing strategies
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% decrease in overload complaints through surveys by the end of quarter
  • TaskDistribute regular surveys to gauge progress
  • TaskImplement strategies to reduce workload
  • TaskEvaluate existing data on overload complaints
  • Key ResultDesign a project-tracking dashboard for instant visibility into team's workload by week 6
  • TaskIdentify key data points needed for tracking workload
  • TaskDevelop and test dashboard functionalities
  • TaskSketch dashboard layout and design elements

14. 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

15. OKR to enhance overall system access management

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall system access management
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for 80% of users
  • TaskDetermine necessary resources for two-factor authentication implementation
  • TaskDevelop an implementation strategy focusing on 80% user coverage
  • TaskCommunicate these changes and provide user support for transition
  • Key ResultDecrease unauthorized access attempts by 50%
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system logins
  • TaskRun frequent security training sessions for employees
  • TaskRegularly update and strengthen password policies
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of staff on new access management procedures
  • TaskIdentify employees needing training in access management procedures
  • TaskImplement and monitor progress of training sessions
  • TaskCoordinate with HR to schedule mandatory procedure training sessions

Best practices for managing your Human Resource Management 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 Management 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 Management OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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