12 customisable OKR examples for Team Onboarding

What are Team Onboarding 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.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Team Onboarding. 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 Team Onboarding OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Team Onboarding. 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 establish a high-performing IT team

  • ObjectiveEstablish a high-performing IT team
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% team satisfaction rate through team-building activities and growth opportunities
  • TaskCreate and offer regular professional development opportunities
  • TaskConduct monthly team satisfaction surveys and feedback sessions
  • TaskImplement weekly team-building exercises and workshops
  • Key ResultRecruit and onboard 5 IT professionals with diverse expertise
  • TaskDevelop an effective onboarding process
  • TaskLaunch a targeted recruitment campaign
  • TaskIdentify 5 diverse IT roles needed in the company
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement an IT team onboarding program for swift integration
  • TaskDesign comprehensive IT team training materials
  • TaskImplement onboarding process in the HR system
  • TaskIdentify essential skills needed for the IT team

2. OKR to enhance the new hire pre-onboarding experience

  • ObjectiveEnhance the new hire pre-onboarding experience
  • Key ResultImplement digital automation for at least 50% of pre onboarding process
  • TaskDevelop and deploy the automation processes
  • TaskSelect appropriate digital automation tool or platform
  • TaskIdentify which pre-onboarding processes are automatable
  • Key ResultDecrease time to complete pre-onboarding tasks by 25%
  • TaskImplement an interactive onboarding checklist for new hires
  • TaskAutomate paperwork with digital forms and signatures
  • TaskStreamline pre-onboarding process by eliminating redundant steps
  • Key ResultIncrease new hire satisfaction rate post-pre onboarding to 90%
  • TaskSchedule regular check-ins with recent hires
  • TaskEnhance onboarding process based on feedback
  • TaskImplement mentorship program for all incoming hires

3. OKR to enhance the employee adaptation process for better integration

  • ObjectiveEnhance the employee adaptation process for better integration
  • Key ResultImplement a new orientation program for 80% of newly hired employees
  • TaskDevelop metric tools to track program participation and effectiveness
  • TaskAssign a team to implement and oversee the new orientation program
  • TaskDesign an effective, comprehensive orientation structure for new hires
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement score by 25% after 3 months of employment
  • TaskConduct consistent one-on-one check-ins with each employee
  • TaskImplement regular team-building activities
  • TaskUse recognition programs to reward outstanding work
  • Key ResultDecrease average time to full productivity for new hires by 20%
  • TaskInclude performance tracking in the first week
  • TaskProvide mentorship programs for quicker skill acquisition
  • TaskImplement an intensive, streamlined onboarding program

4. OKR to establish a proficient AI team with skilled ML engineers and product manager

  • ObjectiveEstablish a proficient AI team with skilled ML engineers and product manager
  • Key ResultRecruit an experienced AI product manager with a proven track record
  • TaskReach out to AI professionals on LinkedIn
  • TaskPost the job ad on AI and tech-focused job boards
  • TaskDraft a compelling job description for the AI product manager role
  • Key ResultConduct an effective onboarding program to integrate new hires into the team
  • TaskArrange team building activities to promote camaraderie
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive orientation package for new hires
  • TaskAssign mentors to guide newcomers in their roles
  • Key ResultInterview and hire 5 qualified Machine Learning engineers
  • TaskConduct interviews and evaluate candidates based on benchmarks
  • TaskPromote job vacancies on recruitment platforms and LinkedIn
  • TaskDevelop detailed job descriptions for Machine Learning engineer positions

5. OKR 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

6. OKR 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

7. OKR 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

8. 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

9. OKR to increase platform onboarding efficiency

  • ObjectiveIncrease platform onboarding efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction rating for onboarding process to 4.5 out of 5
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% completion rate for onboarding tasks
  • Key ResultDecrease average onboarding time by 10%
  • Key ResultReduce onboarding support tickets by 20% through improved self-service resources
  • TaskImplement a user-friendly FAQ page addressing common onboarding queries and concerns
  • TaskDevelop video tutorials to visually guide users through the onboarding process
  • TaskRevamp knowledge base content with clear and detailed instructions for onboarding steps
  • TaskConduct regular surveys to gather feedback and identify areas for further improvement

10. OKR to scale the team by hiring and onboarding key talent to support business expansion

  • ObjectiveExpand the business by scaling the team with quality personnel
  • Key ResultHire and onboard 3 experienced sales executives
  • Key ResultEnhance team diversity by 20% via targeted recruitment strategy
  • Key ResultReduce time-to-fill open positions by 50% through process improvement
  • Key ResultRecruit and integrate 2 seasoned marketing specialists

11. OKR to launch MVP to our first 1,000 users

  • ObjectiveLaunch MVP to our first 1,000 users
  • Key ResultImplement a user onboarding process that converts 50% of users
  • TaskEvaluate and improve process using user feedback
  • TaskDevelop engaging and interactive onboarding tutorials
  • TaskPersonalize user experience based on initial interactions
  • Key ResultDevelop and finalize MVP with all key features in place
  • TaskTest, evaluate and finalize MVP
  • TaskDraft a development timeline and assign responsibilities
  • TaskIdentify key features necessary for MVP development
  • Key ResultSecure 2,000 downloads to ensure reaching our target of 1,000 active users
  • TaskImplement an aggressive digital marketing strategy
  • TaskOffer incentives for initial downloads
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers for promotion

12. OKR to build a robust Advisory Board with ten industry-leading experts

  • ObjectiveBuild a robust Advisory Board with ten industry-leading experts
  • Key ResultIdentify and list at least 30 potential experts for Advisory Board roles
  • Key ResultSuccessfully onboard ten selected experts onto the Advisory Board
  • TaskIdentify and confirm availability of selected experts for Advisory Board positions
  • TaskArrange necessary paperwork for official appointments
  • TaskSchedule orientation session to brief experts about responsibilities
  • Key ResultReach out and hold preliminary discussions with the shortlisted 30 experts
  • TaskCompile the contact details of the shortlisted 30 experts
  • TaskSchedule and initiate outreach to each expert
  • TaskDraft a professional invitation for preliminary discussions

Best practices for managing your Team Onboarding 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

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 the weekly 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.

Best way to track your Team Onboarding 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 Team Onboarding OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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