5 customisable OKR examples for Onboarding Program

What are Onboarding Program 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 Onboarding Program 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 Onboarding Program OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Onboarding Program. 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!

1OKRs to implement the new onboarding program to speed up deal closure time

  • ObjectiveImplement the new onboarding program to speed up deal closure time
  • Key ResultReduce the average time to first deal by 25% by week 12
  • TaskTrain team in aggressive prospecting strategies
  • TaskImplement sales acceleration software for efficiency
  • TaskOptimize pitch to better engage and convert leads
  • Key ResultTrain 80% of the sales team on the new onboarding program by week 8
  • TaskComplete training and assess understanding by week 8
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for sales team by week 3
  • TaskIdentify key elements for the onboarding program by week 1
  • Key ResultDevelop program curriculum and necessary resources by week 4
  • TaskEstablish a timeline and assign topics to each week
  • TaskIdentify necessary topics and learning outcomes for the program curriculum
  • TaskGather and organize needed resources for curriculum content

2OKRs to establish a comprehensive new hire onboarding program

  • ObjectiveEstablish a comprehensive new hire onboarding program
  • Key ResultDevelop a clear, structured onboarding plan within the first 2 weeks
  • TaskOutline a schedule for training sessions, workshops, and meetings
  • TaskPrepare a comprehensive, easy-to-follow onboarding guide
  • TaskIdentify key roles, responsibilities, and systems new hires must understand
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% satisfaction rate on new hire feedback surveys about onboarding experience
  • TaskDevelop a detailed, comprehensive onboarding program with clear expectations
  • TaskCollect regular feedback from new hires and implement necessary adjustments
  • TaskProvide consistent mentorship and support for new employees during onboarding
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of HR team to effectively implement onboarding program
  • TaskChoose appropriate training resources or programs
  • TaskSchedule and oversee training sessions
  • TaskIdentify existing knowledge gaps in the HR team's onboarding skills

3OKRs to optimize onboarding process for call center recruits

  • ObjectiveOptimize onboarding process for call center recruits
  • Key ResultReduce new hire training period by 15%
  • TaskDevelop concise, effective training materials
  • TaskStreamline onboarding with a mentorship program
  • TaskImplement intensive, job-specific training sessions
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% of new hires complete a capsule project within the first week
  • TaskProvide necessary resources and support to new hires
  • TaskCreate a tracking system to monitor project completion
  • TaskDevelop and distribute a standard capsule project for all new hires
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% new hire satisfaction with the onboarding process
  • TaskConduct satisfaction surveys post-onboarding
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive onboarding program
  • TaskAddress feedback to improve the process

4OKRs to implement a laboratory procedure mentorship program

  • ObjectiveImplement a laboratory procedure mentorship program
  • Key ResultSuccessfully onboard and guide 20 mentees through the mentoring program to improve their skill levels
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive onboarding plan for new mentees
  • TaskImplement skill assessment tests to measure improvements
  • TaskSchedule regular guidance sessions for individual mentees
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% satisfactory rating in post-mentoring feedback from participants
  • TaskRegularly evaluate and update mentoring methodology based on feedback
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive mentoring curriculum tailored to participants' needs
  • TaskFoster open communication and response to participants' concerns promptly
  • Key ResultDevelop a comprehensive laboratory procedures training curriculum by involving 5 experienced laboratory technicians
  • TaskIdentify 5 experienced lab technicians for curriculum development
  • TaskDraft initial training procedures with technician input
  • TaskReview, adjust, and finalize comprehensive curriculum

5OKRs 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%

Onboarding Program OKR best practices to boost success

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

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the 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 weekly OKR check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

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.

How to turn your Onboarding Program OKRs in a strategy map

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.

More Onboarding Program 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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