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: 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 10:00 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 quickly getting set-up at CU Boulder. At the QuickStart Center, new hires receive: 

  • A quick introduction to CU Boulder
  • Web resources
  • Employee portal walk-thru, 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 2021 Dates

January

  • Monday, 1/4
  • Monday, 1/11
  • Tuesday, 1/19 (Holiday)
  • Monday, 1/25

February

  • Monday, 2/1
  • Monday, 2/8
  • Monday, 2/15
  • Monday, 2/22

March

  • Monday, 3/1
  • Monday, 3/8
  • Monday, 3/15
  • Monday, 3/22
  • 3/29 – No QuickStart

April

  • Thursday, 4/1
  • Monday, 4/5
  • Monday, 4/12
  • Monday, 4/19
  • Monday, 4/26

May

  • Monday, 5/3
  • Monday, 5/10
  • Monday, 5/17
  • Monday, 5/24

June

  • Tuesday, 6/1 (Holiday)
  • Monday, 6/7
  • Monday, 6/14
  • Monday, 6/21
  • 6/28 – No QuickStart

July

  • Thursday, 7/1
  • Tuesday, 7/6 (Holiday)
  • Monday, 7/12
  • Monday, 7/19
  • Monday, 7/26

August

  • Monday, 8/2
  • Monday, 8/9
  • Monday, 8/16
  • Monday, 8/23
  • 8/30 – No QuickStart

September

  • Wednesday, 9/1
  • Tuesday, 9/7 (Holiday)
  • Monday, 9/13
  • Monday, 9/20
  • 9/27 – No QuickStart

October

  • Friday, 10/1
  • Monday, 10/4
  • Monday, 10/11
  • Monday, 10/18
  • Monday, 10/25

November

  • Monday, 11/1
  • Monday, 11/8
  • Monday, 11/15
  • Monday, 11/22
  • 11/29 – No QuickStart

December

  • Wednesday, 12/1
  • Monday, 12/6
  • Monday, 12/13
  • Monday, 12/20
  • 12/27- No QuickStart Center

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 or the Program Director, Megan Bohn at megan.bohn@colorado.edu