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

Awardee Spotlight: downtown desert yoga

Angelica ArchuletaBlog

Awardee Spotlight downtown desert yoga Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. On April 2021, we interviewed Colleen Boyd of downtown desert yoga and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! As an employee of Downtown Desert Yoga (DDY), I feel supported and comfortable when needing to make my family a priority. Kasey Pena Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? As a working mother, it is a priority to me because someone was kind enough to do the same. They placed family first! How do family … Read More

New Mexico Businesses Address the Gender Pay Gap

Giovanna RossiBlog

equal pay day

Pay equity is being addressed more now than ever and the gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980. Yet in 2018, women still only earned 85% of what men earned, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers in the United States. Based on this estimate, it would take an extra 39 days of work for women to earn what men did in 2018. And the earnings are even less for Native American, African American and Hispanic/Latina women. More than fifty years after the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and … Read More

Investing in Tech Enabled Personalized Work Experiences

Julianna SilvaBlog

Guest Blog Post from Dr. Erica Barreiro, Future of Work Strategist, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) As consumers, we have all become accustomed to, even have come to expect, “personalized” experiences. When I get ready to check-out my online grocery order, I appreciate the final nudge asking me if I want to add any of the listed items that I have regularly ordered in the past. When I log into my Netflix or Audible account, I like to review the “recommended for you” based upon what I have previously watched or listened to. When I order something for delivery, … Read More

Celebrating Women Owned Businesses

Julianna SilvaBlog

women in business

At Family Friendly New Mexico, our vision is that all New Mexican workers are able to achieve a healthy balance between work and life, which means they have the time and capacity to care for their children and families, have access to good jobs and are able to contribute to their communities. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we want to honor our women-owned businesses who have earned a Family Friendly Business Award®. These women business owners demonstrate their commitment to supporting their employees by implementing family friendly workplace policies. Check out our ad in the … Read More