Awardee Spotlight: Amplified Therapy

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Awardee Spotlight Amplified Therapy Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. January 2021, we interviewed Autumn Bruton, Chief Executive Officer/President of Amplified Therapy and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! from the very beginning, we have always been working towards creating an excellent company that is family friendlyAutumn Bruton Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? When I started Amplified Therapy, I wanted to create a company that would attract an excellent workforce. Being a working Mom, I tried to build policies from my previous work … Read More

Data Supports Investment in Family Friendly Workplace Policies

Giovanna RossiBlog

In 2016, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Work and Family Researchers Network bi-annual conference — a gathering  of hundreds, if not thousands, of international researchers and practitioners that meet every other year to understand and improve workplaces for families. I had traveled to D.C. over the previous 20 years at least once a year, but this was different. This was the first time I was there representing Family Friendly New Mexico, an organization I founded to support businesses to adopt and implement family friendly workplace policies so that families and businesses could thrive. As I wandered the … Read More

How a Family Friendly Business Awardee Steps up During the Pandemic

Julianna SilvaBlog, COVID-19

albuquerque plumbing heating & cooling

Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling shares how they are managing during the pandemic Our entire world was thrown into a tailspin this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, and even to this day, we’re still trying to navigate this new terrain that we find ourselves in. Not just from how often and how well we wash our hands and our surroundings, but to how to work from home with the many distractions that we face, such as a dirty house, kids and other tasks. Families have been impacted by this illness in ways we’ve never been able to anticipate. Until earlier … Read More

Introducing the Family Friendly Business Directory!

Angelica ArchuletaBlog, COVID-19

Our community continues to share with us how important it is to do business with other businesses that implement family friendly workplace policies. And now, more than ever, businesses also need access to networking opportunities and business-to-employee connection. That is why we are thrilled to launch the premium listing for our Business Directory! In this blog post we will give an overview and breakdown of the newest feature on the Family Friendly New Mexico website: The Family Friendly Business Directory premium listing. The Family Friendly Business Directory makes it easier for customers, clients and job seekers to connect to our … Read More

Family Friendly New Mexico COVID Thanksgiving

Giovanna RossiBlog, COVID-19

Family Friendly New Mexico views the economic success and health of businesses and families as interdependent, woven together by our unique culture, talent and resilience. Families are the foundation of many small businesses and in order to thrive, we must prioritize the health of our most valuable asset – our people. We know New Mexicans share our mission: to support businesses, employees and their families to thrive. And in order to realize this mission, we must ground ourselves in the basic values that have allowed us to be the very best version of humanity in times of crisis. These values, … Read More

Virtual Workshop – Tips to Invest in New Mexico’s Economic Recovery

Felicia MontoyaEvents

Family Friendly NM Virtual Workshop TOPIC: Tips to Invest in New Mexico’s Economic Recovery with Family Friendly Workplace Policies WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2020 11:00AM – 12:00PM COST: FREE Online and virtual training (Video conferencing instructions will be sent to you after you have registered) This month’s topic is Tips to Invest in New Mexico’s Economic Recovery with Family Friendly Workplace Policies Workplaces continue to shift dramatically because of the global pandemic and employers that implement family friendly workplace policies indicate that they feel better prepared to respond. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement family friendly workplace policies … Read More

Employee Wellness Act – Bernalillo County

Julianna SilvaBlog

paid time off

What You Need to Know about a New Ordinance that Many Companies are Already Implementing Since the initiative launched in 2015, Family Friendly New Mexico has been asking businesses about their paid time off (PTO) practices. To date, 223 family friendly business awardees have offered 124,757 employees in New Mexico some form of paid time off (PTO). A new ordinance from the Bernalillo County Commission will require companies to offer PTO. On October 1, 2020, The Employee Wellness Act (also known as the Paid Time Off ordinance) went into effect in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County. It is a legal … Read More

Help Your Employees Save for Their Children’s Future

Julianna SilvaBlog

save for college

[Guest Post from Carolyn Fittipaldi, Marketing Director for The Education Trust Board of New Mexico.] It’s easy to help your employees save for their children’s future with The Education Plan Looking for an easy, no cost way to enhance your current employee benefits and increase morale? The Education Plan will help you attract and retain your best employees by helping families save for college with a 529 account. The Education Plan is New Mexico’s 529 education savings plan, administered by The Education Trust Board of New Mexico. It is intended to help more New Mexicans achieve their higher education goals … Read More

Creative Approaches to Support Lactating Employees

Angelica ArchuletaBlog, COVID-19

August is National Breastfeeding Month

[Guest Post from Monica Esparza, Deputy Director, New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force] August is National Breastfeeding Month—a time when breastfeeding coalitions, Departments of Health, advocates, and communities promote the important role all community members can play in supporting lactating parents. Employers play a critical role in the success of their lactating employees by providing accommodations. Their support of a healthy workforce begins by understanding the many health benefits that human milk and lactation have for both infants and parents. For example, infants who are breastfed/chestfed tend to be healthier, so parents miss work less often and incur less health care … Read More

Virtual Workshop – Operationalizing Anti-Racism at Work – Where do I Start?

Felicia MontoyaEvents

Family Friendly NM Virtual Workshop TOPIC: OPERATIONALIZING ANTI-RACISM AT WORK – WHERE DO I START? WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND, 2020 11:30AM – 12:30PM COST: FREE (Video conferencing instructions will be sent to you after you have registered for the class) This month’s topic is Operationalizing Anti-Racism at Work – Where do I Start? Has your business/organization made a commitment to anti-racism? Are you feeling uncertain about how to go from making a statement to actually making this commitment show up in your day-to-day operations? Family Friendly New Mexico is your trusted resource for information, guidance and connection to the tools you … Read More