Family Friendly New Mexico 2021 Reflection

Giovanna RossiBlog

As we wind down our work activity and begin to focus on family and celebrating the holidays, I want to reflect on all that we’ve created and contributed this year. We began the year with hope and a glimpse of a future without COVID. And we end the year with a renewed commitment to workplaces that work for families. We’ve never been clearer about our vision for families and their children to thrive, and we are so grateful to the businesses and leaders who contribute to this vision. The pandemic brought many lessons that continue to inform our work and … Read More

Overview of the Healthy Workplaces Act

Julianna SilvaBlog

The New Mexico Healthy Workplaces Act (HWA) is a Bill that was signed into law in April 2021 that requires private employers in New Mexico with at least one employee to provide paid sick leave to employees. It goes into effect on July 1, 2022. Overview of the HWA The law requires that employers provide employees working in the state – including part-time, seasonal or temporary workers — at least one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 64 leave hours per year. According to the bill, the new law will “ensure … Read More

The Three A’s of Rebuilding Your Workforce

Felicia MontoyaBlog

The Three A’s of Rebuilding Your Workforce written by Giovanna Rossi, also published in Albuquerque Business First. – – – Many theories are being shared in the media about why employees are leaving the workforce in such high numbers, particularly women. And there are more questions than answers. Don’t people need money? Was the government aid so good people decided they don’t need to work? Are women realizing they’re not able to pursue a career and raise a family at the same time? However, these questions may not help in revealing what’s really going on. The questions we could be … Read More

Bountiful Benefits of the Healthy Workplaces Act

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Guest post from Laura Smith, Marketing Assistant/Communications Editor with Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling, a Platinum Awardee and supporter of Family Friendly New Mexico, talks about how the new Healthy Workplaces Act will affect New Mexican employers and employees. – – – A local business’ perspective on the newly passed New Mexico Healthy Workplaces Act. We’re at a time in our lives where health has become more important than ever and has been thrust into the forefront. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, everyone must put their health as a top priority and not something to … Read More

How To Help Your Employees Save For Their Children’s Future

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Guest post from Carolyn Fittipaldi, marketing director for the Education Trust Board of New Mexico. Education Trust Board of New Mexico, a sponsor of Family Friendly New Mexico, demonstrates how to help employees save for their children’s future. – – – 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 … Read More

Family Friendly Workplace Makes Happier Associates and Healthier Communities

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Guest post from Lillian Montoya, President and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent CHRISTUS St. Vincent, a sponsor of Family Friendly New Mexico, demonstrates how their family friendly workplace policies benefit not only their associates, but also the community at large. These policies are a great example to emulate in any industry. — How CHRISTUS St. Vincent is leading the Future of Healthcare by supporting its associates. At CHRISTUS St. Vincent, our associates form the foundation of our most important work: caring for our community. It’s important for us to ensure that every member of our team understands their value and … Read More

Supporting Families with Unvaccinated Children

Felicia MontoyaBlog, COVID-19

Guest post from Amanda Armenta, member of the FFNM Business Leadership Council As New Mexico prepares to be fully open on July 1st and many families are starting to travel, scheduling backyard get-togethers and going to the movies, it’s important to remember that not all families have the same choices. We are grateful for the perspective of our Business Leadership Council member, Amanda A. for offering how we might all support each other as we move to the next phase of this pandemic that touches us all. I’m just a parent standing in front of my community asking for grace. … Read More

Supporting the whole person in the workplace

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Guest Blog Post from Laura Smith Marketing, Assistant/Communications Editor at Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling Now that we’re almost out of the pandemic, we’re finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. People are able to head back to the office, we’re starting to go out in public again and enjoy activities like we did two years ago. The pandemic tested business owners to support their employees as more than just a person working every day. They were being tasked to find ways to support the whole person, as well as their families, during the most … Read More

Awardee Spotlight: Aprendamos Family of Services

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Awardee Spotlight Aprendamos Family of Services Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. In June 2021, we interviewed Caroline Zamora, MA, Director of Community Relations and Development of Aprendamos Family of Services and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! …we try our best to live our values and make decisions based on our values; We believe in families first.Caroline Zamora Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? We take pride in being a Values-Based Organization. This means we try our best to live our values and … Read More

Awardee Spotlight: Sunny505

Felicia MontoyaBlog

Awardee Spotlight Sunny505 Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. In May 2021, we interviewed Dezaree Vega Garcia, President of Sunny505 and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! A healthy, happy team means higher productivity and better quality of work.Dezaree Vega Garcia Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? Work/life balance is incredibly important to ensure you have a productive and happy team. All of this ultimately contributes to the overall success of a business. We go out of our way to keep employees engaged and … Read More