Awardees Implementing Stand-Out Workplace Policies (Part 2)

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On April 25th we gathered to celebrate and recognize 2023 Family Friendly Business Award® recipients at the 7th Annual FFNM Awards Luncheon! Among the festivities was a panel discussion featuring leaders sharing expertise from across different industries. Because we know how important it is to learn from our peers, this week we are sharing the rest of that discussion in our blog (click here to read part 1)! We are excited to share the creative ways employers implement workplace policies and how that impacts company culture, and employee satisfaction. Panelists Amanda Armenta, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Human Resources Business Partner, … Read More

Awardees Implementing Stand-Out Workplace Policies (Part 1)

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Last week we gathered to celebrate and recognize 2023 Family Friendly Business Award® recipients at the 7th Annual FFNM Awards Luncheon! Among the festivities was a panel discussion featuring leaders sharing expertise from across different industries. Because we know how important it is to learn from our peers, this week (and next) we are sharing that discussion in our blog! We are excited to share the creative ways employers implement workplace policies and how that impacts company culture, and employee satisfaction. Panelists Amanda Armenta, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Human Resources Business Partner, Sandia National Laboratories Jill Beets, VP of Marketing … Read More

Virtual Workshop – Maximizing Employee Potential through Equitable Mentorship and Training

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FFNM Past Virtual Workshop: Maximizing Employee Potential through Equitable Mentorship and Training Learn more about workshop: Maximizing Employee Potential through Equitable Mentorship and Training In today’s competitive job market, it is important for employees to continuously develop their skills and knowledge, not only to advance their careers and enjoy job satisfaction but also to increase employee engagement, retention and customer satisfaction. It’s a win win. One effective way for organizations to support their employees’ career development is through the use of mentorship, educational assistance, and training programs. In recent years, research has continued to support the benefits of mentorship, educational … Read More

Awardee Spotlight: Montech Inc.

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Awardee Spotlight Montech Inc. Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. In February 2023, we interviewed Claire Lewis, PHR, Human Resources Manager at Montech Inc. and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! We believe that costs associated with creating and maintaining family friendly policies are mere investments to secure improved productivity, employee morale, and employee retention.Claire Lewis, PHR Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? At Montech Inc., our greatest assets are our employees because they are the ones chosen to represent Team Montech within each respective … Read More

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 Workshop Resources Learn more about workshop: 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 … Read More