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

Employer Supported Child Care

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If there’s anything we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s the importance of family. When we were staying home to stay healthy, that time allowed us to reconnect with our families and re-evaluate what really matters. This also gave many employers a chance to analyze how they could offer additional support to their team members and their families. Many employers had to wrestle with whether to stay completely remote, requesting their team to return to the office full time, or to allow a hybrid environment. For those who leaned more towards the hybrid option, they also had to consider … Read More

Awardee Spotlight: Businesses offering child/dependent care benefits

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Our Business Spotlight this quarter recognizes employers for making childcare a business issue and not just a family issue. These companies realize that when they offer subsidized or on-site childcare, it’s a win for everyone. Employer based childcare supports increased engagement, productivity, loyalty, flexibility, and retention. There continues to be a growing number of mothers, and more fathers, that need more support in order to return to the workforce. We congratulate these businesses for having subsidized or on-site childcare showing employees and jobseekers that families are a priority. At Family Friendly New Mexico, we are focused on providing resources to … Read More

The Future of Workplace Culture – Continued Conversation

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The future of workplace culture was the focus of a panel discussion during the 6th Annual Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon. The panelist brought so many thoughtful responses we wanted to continue this conversation as a blog post and offer the insight shared as a resource. – Panelists – Dr. Gena Jones Assistant Vice President/Chief HR Officer New Mexico State University Dr. Jones has worked in the areas of Human Resources, Management and Supervision for over 30 years in both the private and public sectors; nineteen of which have been in executive leadership positions. She is certified as a Senior … Read More

Meet our Business Leadership Council 2022, part 2

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Since the founding of the Family Friendly New Mexico (FFNM) initiative, we have relied upon the expertise, commitment and support from community business leaders to inform and provide guidance to our efforts. This group of advisors is called our Business Leadership Council. We are grateful for the past and current members who have dedicated their energy to supporting family friendly employers across the state of New Mexico. In our blog post today, we introduce you to three of our current six members. Amanda Armenta, Principal Human Resources Business Partner Sandia National Laboratories What inspires your work with the FFNM Business Leadership … Read More

Meet our Business Leadership Council 2022, part 1

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Since the founding of the Family Friendly New Mexico (FFNM) initiative, we have relied upon the expertise, commitment and support from community business leaders to inform and provide guidance to our efforts. This group of advisors is called our Business Leadership Council. We are grateful for the past and current members who have dedicated their energy to supporting family friendly employers across the state of New Mexico. In our blog post today, we introduce you to three of our current six members. Haz Said, Marketing and Communication Support Basin Health Companies What inspires your work with the FFNM Business Leadership … Read More

Family Friendly New Mexico 2021 Reflection

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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

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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

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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