Definitions

The purpose of onboarding is to get new employees to higher levels of productivity, faster. It spans over the first 12 months. 

  • Activate: Performing set-up tasks to ensure payroll, benefits, logistics, schedule, and technology needs are met.
  • Clarify: Orientation to unit and organization. Developing understanding of new job, competencies, expectations and how role fits into the university mission.
  • Connect: Forming interpersonal relationships and organizational, work and knowledge networks.
  • Excel: Applying full range of competencies and skills to appropriate degrees of autonomy.

Activate

Clarify

Connect

Excel

Virtual QuickStart Center

The Virtual QuickStart Center is held on *most Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) via Zoom. The QuickStart Center’s goal is to provide new hires on their first day with tools and resources for getting set up quickly at CU Boulder. At the QuickStart Center, new hires receive: 

  • A brief introduction to CU Boulder
  • Web resources
  • Employee portal live demo, including: 
    • Reviewing and updating contact information, emergency contacts, alert notifications, and Affirmative Action reporting requirements 
    • Understand where to go for paychecks, direct deposit, benefits enrollment, training
    • Adding required Discriminations and Sexual Misconduct Training to SkillSoft Learning Plan
  • Overview of leave benefits, leave tracking, and timesheet entry (If using MyLeave)
  • Benefits Orientation information

Who Should Attend

Permanent, benefits-eligible new hires that are in departments that have opted into the QuickStart Center service

QuickStart Center Dates

2022 QuickStart Center Dates

January

  • Monday, 1/3

  • Monday, 1/10

  • Tuesday, 1/18 (Holiday)

  • Monday, 1/24

  • Monday, 1/31 - No QuickStart

February

  • Tuesday, 2/1

  • Monday, 2/7

  • Monday, 2/14

  • Monday, 2/21

  • Monday, 2/28 - No QuickStart

March

  • Tuesday, 3/1

  • Monday, 3/7

  • Monday, 3/14

  • Monday, 3/21

  • Monday, 3/28 – No QuickStart

April

  • Friday, 4/1

  • Monday, 4/4

  • Monday, 4/11

  • Monday, 4/18

  • Monday, 4/25

May

  • Monday, 5/2

  • Monday, 5/9

  • Monday, 5/16

  • Monday, 5/23

  • Monday, 5/30 - No QuickStart

June

  • Wednesday, 6/1 

  • Monday, 6/6

  • Monday, 6/13

  • Monday, 6/20

  • Monday, 6/27 – No QuickStart

July

  • Friday, 7/1

  • Tuesday, 7/5 (Holiday)

  • Monday, 7/11

  • Monday, 7/18

  • Monday, 7/25

August

  • Monday, 8/1

  • Monday, 8/8

  • Monday, 8/15

  • Monday, 8/22

  • Monday, 8/29 

September

  • Thursday, 9/1

  • Tuesday, 9/6 (Holiday)

  • Monday, 9/12

  • Monday, 9/19

  • Monday, 9/26

October

  • Monday, 10/3

  • Monday, 10/10

  • Monday, 10/17

  • Monday, 10/24

  • Monday, 10/31 - No QuickStart

November

  • Tuesday, 11/1

  • Monday, 11/7

  • Monday, 11/14

  • Monday, 11/21 -  No QuickStart

  • Monday, 11/28 

December

  • Thursday, 12/1

  • Monday, 12/5

  • Monday, 12/12

  • Monday, 12/19

  • 12/26- No QuickStart

How to Take Advantage of the QuickStart Center Service

If you are interested in having new hires participate in the QuickStart Center, please contact newatcu@colorado.edu