Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clemson University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

o All new employee’s are invited to new employee orientation which emphasizes the importance of social sustainability i.e. 69 percent of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they experienced great onboarding, new employees who went through a structured onboarding program were 58 percent more likely to be with the organization after three years (source: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/dont-underestimate-the-importance-of-effective-onboarding.aspx)

o During new hire orientation, employees are provided a variety of information about sustainability including:

 An overview of the University's commitment to sustainability
 Public transportation including transit, bus, and Zipcar as well as our on-site bicycle rental benefit
 Directions to receive W4s digitally (instead of hard copy)
 Sustainable food choices on campus
 Sustainable health/fitness opportunities on campus
 A tour of campus also includes sustainability highlights
 Information is shared on our economic sustainability programs related to our Office of Access and Equity’s minority student and business-related outreach
 New employees are introduced to the website locations of the Clemson University Sustainability Commission as well as campus Recycling Services.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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