2 customisable OKR examples for Payroll Coordinator

What are Payroll Coordinator 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.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Payroll Coordinator. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Payroll Coordinator OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Payroll Coordinator. 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 improve efficiency of payroll processing metrics

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency of payroll processing metrics
  • Key ResultTrain team on new payroll metrics and processes
  • TaskMonitor and provide feedback on team's grasp of new processes
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions for the team
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training material on new payroll metrics
  • Key ResultImplement automated time tracking system
  • TaskResearch suitable automated time tracking software options
  • TaskTrain staff on using the new system
  • TaskPurchase and install selected time tracking system
  • Key ResultIncrease payroll accuracy rate to 98%
  • TaskImplement automated payroll software to reduce human error
  • TaskProvide payroll processing training for staff
  • TaskConduct regular payroll audits for discrepancies

2. OKR to develop comprehensive RFP questions for payroll and HR solutions

  • ObjectiveDevelop comprehensive RFP questions for payroll and HR solutions
  • Key ResultFormulate 15 insightful RFP questions about necessary HR solution features by week 6
  • TaskIdentify key HR solution features needed in the company
  • TaskDraft 15 well-crafted RFP questions
  • TaskResearch exemplary RFP questions related to HR solutions
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback on RFP questions from at least three industry experts by week 8
  • TaskDraft RFP questions by week 2
  • TaskSolicit and incorporate feedback by week 7
  • TaskIdentify and contact three industry experts by week 4
  • Key ResultCraft 20 detailed RFP questions that cover essential payroll functionalities by week 4
  • TaskReview pertinent payroll functionalities for comprehensive understanding
  • TaskDraft a list of 20 detailed questions
  • TaskReview and refine questions by week 4

Best practices for managing your Payroll Coordinator 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 Payroll Coordinator 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Payroll Coordinator OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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