Awardee Spotlight: UNM Medical Group

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Awardee Spotlight UNM Medical Group Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. In January 2023, we interviewed Helen Villarreal Nielsen, Executive Director of Human Resources at UNM Medical Group and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! Our employees can’t focus on the needs of their patients if they are concerned about their own families. We provide an environment where our employees have opportunities to take care of themselves and their families.Helen Villarreal Nielsen Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? UNMMG is focused on providing the … Read More

Express Gratitude for your Employees by Offering an Education Savings Plan

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Written by Carolyn Fittipaldi, marketing director for The Education Trust Board of New Mexico. Express Gratitude for your Employees by Offering The Education Plan®, 529 Education Savings Plan As post-pandemic workplace trends continue to influence workers to search for better employment opportunities, employers continue to seek innovative, meaningful ways to express their gratitude toward their employees. By offering unique employee benefits–like 529 education savings plans–employers can provide their team members with impactful economic support benefits to further their financial well-being while also remaining competitive during recruitment. A 529 education savings plan is a meaningful and useful benefit to thank your … Read More

Virtual Workshop – Building Financial Security for the Future Workforce

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FFNM Past Virtual Workshop: Building Financial Security for the Future Workforce Building Financial Security for the Future Workforce Many workers are struggling to make ends meet and the idea of setting financial goals are simply that; ideas that seem out of reach. If you’re wondering how to ease the burden of the rising cost of living on your workforce, this workshop is for you. When money works for your employees it strengthens the communities they live in and their employers business. This workshop will curate research, practice and resources on family friendly policies that can be implemented and why. 78% … Read More

How Can Your Business Support Women’s Economic Security?

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The goal of Women’s Economic Security is supporting equity across the board through initiatives like childcare, education, equal advancement opportunities, and support services. Empowering your female workforce through economic security will relieve employee stress and help get the best from your team. As a Family Friendly Award Recipient, Rio Grande Credit Union (RGCU) has implemented several initiatives aimed to improve our employees’ quality of life, especially our female employees. Offering benefits such as paid time off, parental leave, and retirement makes RGCU a more desirable place to work and can make your business a desirable place to work too! This … Read More

Providing Time Off To Team Members For Community Involvement

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Written by: Laura Smith, Marketing Assistant/Communications Editor with Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling, a Platinum level awardee. Community has become increasingly important over the last few years, with businesses and neighbors reaching out and leaning on each other in their times of need. People have come together in some of the most amazing ways, and they continue to do so every day. Some people choose to be involved in their community on their own, and others do it with team members from their place of employment. Many businesses are looking for ways to give back to their communities, and they … Read More

Virtual Workshop – Centering Equity in HR Using Family Friendly Policies

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FFNM Past Virtual Workshop: Centering Equity in HR Using Family Friendly Policies Centering Equity in HR Using Family Friendly Policies HR professionals and individuals that wear many hats within their organization, manage many different functions on paper. But one (sometimes overlooked) function of HR is that of operationalizing what the company truly values. Centering equity in our work requires a personal commitment to justice in our everyday lives. That means acknowledging racist and sexist practices within our organizations and ourselves and actively working toward creating new equitable systems. This workshop aims to create a safe space to dig deeper at … Read More

Awardee Spotlight: Flyby Provisions

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Awardee Spotlight Flyby Provisions Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. In August 2022, we interviewed Gina Riccobono, owner of Flyby Provisions and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! We believe that owning a sustainable business means acknowledging the needs of the people who work for the company.Gina Riccobono Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? Family Friendly workplace policies embody everything Flyby Provisions believes and stands for when it comes to building a business and taking care of our employees. We believe that owning a … Read More

Making Motherhood Work: Interview with Dr. Caitlyn Collins

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Today we feature Giovanna Rossi’s interview with Dr. Caitlyn Collins, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University on the Well Woman Show, which aired on National Public Radio on May 13, 2022. In this interview, Dr. Collins talks about her award winning book, Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving. The book is a cross-national interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States, about the experiences of working mothers in different countries, trying to get a sense for how they navigate employment and motherhood in places with very different policies and cultural … Read More

Family Friendly Workplaces Include Access to Reproductive Health Supports

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Recognizing and supporting employers to adopt and implement family friendly policies so that businesses, employees and their families thrive also means recognizing that we are committed to access for all employees to comprehensive reproductive healthcare. This is an integral part of “Health Support”, category two in our list of family friendly workplace policies. We champion efforts employers make at implementing policies that are family friendly. Since our work began we have taken action, offering resources and support as employers look at how policies impact employees’ ability to experience full participation in the workplace. Our work providing resources and support to … Read More

Employers as Allies

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Guest Blog written by: Dr. Erica Barreiro, Chief Learning & Diversity Officer at Nusenda Credit Union Many workplaces are taking steps towards becoming more inclusive and equitable as we strive to respond to diverse teams and inclusive work environments, but how is this accomplished? What does it mean to truly be an ally? Here at Nusenda Credit Union, we work to inspire our more than 700 employees to be open to different ideas and cultures, starting with listening to one another and treating people fairly, being inclusive, and valuing other perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace … Read More