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15 OKR examples for Human Resource Team

What are Human Resource Team 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 Team 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.

Our Human Resource Team OKRs examples

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

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 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 foster a vibrant, energetic monday-feels-like-friday workplace culture

  • ObjectiveFoster a vibrant, energetic monday-feels-like-friday workplace culture
  • Key ResultReduce Monday absenteeism by 20%
  • TaskDevelop an engaging Monday morning team activity
  • TaskImplement flexible work hours for improved work-life balance
  • TaskIntroduce incentives for perfect Monday attendance
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly staff engagement activities by 50%
  • TaskDevelop and implement additional activities
  • TaskMonitor participation and gather feedback
  • TaskIdentify current engagement activities and their frequency
  • Key ResultImprove overall job satisfaction score by 30% on employee surveys
  • TaskIncrease training and professional development opportunities
  • TaskImplement regular employee feedback and suggestion sessions
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive staff wellness program

OKRs to scale and ensure long-term success of the new team

  • ObjectiveScale and ensure long-term success of the new team
  • Key ResultImprove team performance by implementing at least 2 training programs to enhance skills
  • TaskImplement the selected training programs and track progress through regular evaluations and updates
  • TaskResearch and select two training programs that align with the identified skill gaps
  • TaskCommunicate the importance of the training programs and obtain buy-in from team members
  • TaskIdentify key skill gaps within the team through assessments and evaluations
  • Key ResultIncrease team size by hiring and onboarding 3 new members
  • TaskConduct effective interviews and assessments to select the most qualified candidates for the team
  • TaskAdvertise job openings through various channels to reach a wide pool of potential candidates
  • TaskUpdate job descriptions and qualifications to attract suitable candidates for new team members
  • TaskImplement a thorough onboarding process to ensure smooth integration and successful transition for new members
  • Key ResultEstablish a sustainable workflow that consistently meets team's productivity goals
  • TaskContinuously analyze data and adjust workflow as needed to improve productivity and efficiency
  • TaskIdentify productivity goals and define clear metrics for measuring success
  • TaskStreamline workflow processes to eliminate inefficiencies and reduce manual tasks
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss progress, challenges, and brainstorm solutions
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% retention rate of existing team members through effective engagement efforts

OKRs 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

OKRs to enhance feedback system for increased 360, recurring and upward feedback

  • ObjectiveEnhance feedback system for increased 360, recurring and upward feedback
  • Key ResultAchieve 75% participation rate in upward feedback sessions every month
  • TaskDevelop engaging and accessible feedback sessions
  • TaskImplement incentives for session participation
  • TaskRegularly communicate the importance of participation
  • Key ResultIncrease the frequency of feedback session to twice a month
  • TaskTrain staff to give effective feedback
  • TaskEstablish clear feedback session guidelines
  • TaskSchedule regular bi-monthly feedback sessions
  • Key ResultImplement a monthly 360 feedback system for all team members by end of Q2
  • TaskTrain team members on feedback system usage
  • TaskDevelop a feedback schedule for all team members
  • TaskResearch and choose an appropriate 360-degree feedback tool

OKRs to enhance engagement and commitment via effective communication

  • ObjectiveEnhance engagement and commitment via effective communication
  • Key ResultIntroduce bi-weekly inter-departmental meetings with 95% attendance
  • TaskDesign an engaging and relevant meeting agenda
  • TaskDraft and distribute a meeting calendar to all departments
  • TaskImplement a strict, yet incentivizing attendance policy
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in positive feedback on internal communication through anonymous surveys
  • TaskEnhance the anonymity of feedback surveys
  • TaskEncourage prompt and constructive feedback
  • TaskImplement weekly training for improving internal communication skills
  • Key ResultImprove internal communication by launching a company-wide newsletter reaching 100% of staff
  • TaskDetermine relevant content for the company-wide newsletter
  • TaskDesign the newsletter layout and format
  • TaskSet up a distribution system reaching all staff

OKRs to streamline and optimize the payroll process

  • ObjectiveStreamline and optimize the payroll process
  • Key ResultImplement automated payroll software by reducing manual entry by 50%
  • TaskTrain employees on utilization and benefits of the software
  • TaskSelect suitable automated payroll software for the company
  • TaskGradually transition from manual entry to automated system
  • Key ResultDecrease processing time by 20% through improved payroll system efficiency
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks in the current payroll system
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient payroll system practices
  • TaskImplement automation for repetitive payroll tasks
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% accuracy in payroll calculations and payments each cycle
  • TaskImplement double-checking system for payroll calculations
  • TaskTrain staff on accurate payroll processing
  • TaskRegularly update and review payroll software

OKRs to promote and cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace culture

  • ObjectivePromote and cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace culture
  • Key ResultIncrease the representation of underrepresented groups by 10% in all departments
  • TaskImplement mandatory diversity and inclusion training for staff
  • TaskRevise promotion policies to ensure equity
  • TaskDevelop recruitment strategies targeting underrepresented groups
  • Key ResultConduct and achieve a 90% participation rate in diversity and inclusion training
  • TaskDevelop a clear, compelling case for why diversity training is necessary
  • TaskSet and communicate clear participation expectations to all employees
  • TaskPromote the training through engaging communications
  • Key ResultImprove inclusivity score by 15% as measured in quarterly employee engagement survey
  • TaskIncrease representation across all levels & departments
  • TaskImplement regular diversity and inclusivity training workshops
  • TaskFoster an open, transparent communication culture

OKRs to validate AI's fit for automating HR processes

  • ObjectiveValidate AI's fit for automating HR processes
  • Key ResultConduct 20 stakeholder interviews to identify current HR process challenges
  • TaskPrepare an interview guideline highlighting HR process issues
  • TaskIdentify and list 20 key stakeholders for interviews
  • TaskConduct the 20 stakeholder interviews
  • Key ResultCollect and analyze feedback from 100 potential end-users to gauge AI solution acceptance
  • TaskAnalyze the collected feedback for user acceptability trends
  • TaskDraft and distribute a user feedback survey on the AI solution
  • TaskGather received feedback from the 100 potential end-users
  • Key ResultTest AI solution on 5 HR tasks, and achieve 80% efficiency improvement
  • TaskIdentify and select 5 HR tasks for AI implementation
  • TaskImplement AI solution on selected tasks
  • TaskEvaluate and record efficiency improvement

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 enhance the efficiency of internal team communication

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency of internal team communication
  • Key ResultIncrease usage of team collaboration tools by 30%
  • TaskImplement training sessions highlighting tool benefits and functionalities
  • TaskLaunch a company-wide communication promoting tool usage
  • TaskOffer incentives for employees who regularly utilize the tools
  • Key ResultImplement weekly team catch-up meetings, achieving 90% attendance
  • TaskTrack attendance to maintain rate above 90%
  • TaskSchedule weekly meetings during common free time
  • TaskSend reminders about meetings two days prior
  • Key ResultReduce email response time by 50%
  • TaskSet dedicated times for checking and responding to emails
  • TaskPrioritize emails based on urgency and importance
  • TaskUse email templates for common responses

OKRs to enhance talent retention strategies

  • ObjectiveEnhance talent retention strategies
  • Key ResultImplement training programs to improve skills of at least 75% of the employees
  • TaskImplement and monitor said training programs
  • TaskDevelop appropriate training programs in those areas
  • TaskIdentify areas of skill deficiency among employees
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement scores by 15% through enhanced communication strategies
  • TaskIntroduce an open-door policy for improved cross-level communication
  • TaskConduct regular, structured feedback sessions to address employee concerns
  • TaskImplement weekly team meetings to discuss objectives and progress
  • Key ResultReduce staff turnover by 10% by implementing a comprehensive employee satisfaction program
  • TaskImplement feedback from satisfaction surveys
  • TaskDevelop an employee satisfaction program
  • TaskConduct regular employee satisfaction surveys

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 improve Compensation Plan

  • ObjectiveImprove Compensation Plan
  • Key ResultIncrease employee satisfaction by implementing pay raises based on performance evaluation
  • Key ResultImprove cost efficiency by optimizing the compensation plan to decrease overhead expenses
  • Key ResultEnhance equity by conducting a thorough analysis to identify any pay disparities among employees
  • TaskDevelop and implement strategies to address identified pay disparities and ensure equal compensation
  • TaskCollect and analyze salary data to identify any pay disparities among employees
  • TaskConduct interviews or surveys to gather feedback on employee perceptions of pay equity
  • TaskCompare compensation across different job roles to determine if there are significant gaps
  • Key ResultReduce turnover rate by revising the compensation structure to align with market standards
  • TaskDevelop a revised compensation plan that aligns with market standards and addresses employee needs
  • TaskReview and analyze the company's existing compensation structure
  • TaskConduct market research to determine current compensation standards for relevant positions
  • TaskCommunicate the revised compensation structure to employees and seek their feedback and suggestions

Best practices for managing your Human Resource Team 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 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 Human Resource Team 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 Human Resource Team OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full 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.

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OKRs resources

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