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 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 Dates

Remaining 2021 Dates

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

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 – No QuickStart

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 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