Breaking Business Myths: Building a Family Friendly Workplace in New Mexico

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Breaking Business Myths: Building a Family Friendly Workplace in New Mexico Debunking Misconceptions and Empowering Success Through Innovation and Inclusivity Welcome to our myth-busting blog post where we delve into common misconceptions about creating a family friendly workplace in New Mexico. This was compiled as a result of the Myth Busting Panel held at the 8th Annual Family Friendly Awards Luncheon on April 23, 2024. In today’s fast-paced business landscape, it’s essential to challenge prevailing myths that may hinder progress and limit the potential for building inclusive and supportive work environments. Through the experiences and insights of our panelists, Raquel, … Read More

Equal Pay for the Women of New Mexico. How do we get there?

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New Mexico has been trying to solve the problem of women receiving lower wages than men for a long time, and has made some progress, but there’s still a big gap between wages for men and women. The problem of women getting paid less than men affect women from different racial and ethnic groups in different ways. While white women generally earn less than men, Latina, African American, and Native American women usually face an even bigger pay gap compared to men. For example, Hispanic women only make 52 cents and Native American women only make 51 cents for every … Read More

Angelica Archuleta-Romero Joins HRMA of NM

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Exciting News! We are thrilled to announce our very own, Angelica Archuleta-Romero has joined the Board of Directors at the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) of New Mexico in the Diversity Elect role. Angelica has served as Project Coordinator for Family Friendly New Mexico for years and is passionate about fostering inclusive workplace strategies that elevate businesses statewide. Join us in extending our warmest congratulations to Angelica on this well-deserved accomplishment! Learn about HRMA – The Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) is a local affiliate chapter of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the world’s largest … Read More

Navigating the Intersection of AI and HR/Employment Law in Business

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing various aspects of business operations, and one area where its impact is profound is in Human Resources (HR) and Employment Law. As companies embrace AI-driven tools to streamline processes and enhance decision-making, it becomes imperative to assess the associated risks within the existing legal framework. Assessing AI Risks Against Current Legal Framework Workplace Discrimination and Bias The integration of AI in HR processes, such as resume screening, video interviews, and pre-employment assessments, introduces the risk of algorithmic bias. This bias arises when the training data used to develop AI models reflects historical inequities and stereotypes, … Read More

Give the Gift of Education to your Employees

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Give the Gift of Education to your Employees by Offering The Education Plan®, 529 Education Savings Plan By offering unique employee benefits–like a 529 education savings plan–employers can provide their team members with impactful benefits to further their financial well-being while also remaining competitive during recruitment. In today’s competitive marketplace, where employers are striving for new ways to keep their workforce, a 529 education savings plan can be a great addition to a company’s suite of benefits. The Education Plan® can be implemented at no cost to employers and requires no government reporting, making it a quick and easy employee … Read More

NEW Recognition Opportunities!

Angelica ArchuletaBlog

Exciting changes ahead! As of the 2024 award year, we’re making improvements to our Family Friendly Business Award® program. While earning the award remains FREE, we’re introducing a sliding scale fee for optional digital and physical assets. This fee covers program enhancements, application costs and more. NEW Recognition Opportunities! Building a Stronger New Mexico Together. New Mexico’s business community has always had a heart for its employees and a passion for economic growth. At Family Friendly New Mexico (FFNM), we firmly believe that when businesses invest in the welfare of their teams, they, in turn, thrive! Over the past few … Read More

Driving Continued Success: Empowering Employees Through Policy and Practice

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Written by Shane Myers, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Nusenda Credit Union At our core, Nusenda believes that the driver of our continual success is our talented team of 700+ employees. To help support and retain these talented professionals, we are committed to taking care of them in a variety of ways. This is demonstrated by our best-in-class benefits, family-friendly policies, and workplace culture. “At Nusenda, we are committed to empowering employees when it comes to health and wellness offerings and providing accessible resources to help them meet their personal needs.” In addition to comprehensive health, dental, … Read More

Empowering Education Friendly Workplaces: Family Friendly New Mexico Adds a Special Designation in partnership with United Way of North Central New Mexico

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By Zoe Otero-Martinez/Family Friendly New Mexico & Martha Hughes/United Way of North Central New Mexico As was announced at this year’s Annual Awards Luncheon in April, Family Friendly New Mexico’s partnership with United Way of North Central New Mexico (UWNCNM) further expands and enriches opportunities for education friendly workplaces. Together, we firmly believe that employers can play a crucial role in unlocking their employees’ potential through various means like upskilling, professional development, literacy programs and certificate and degree attainment. In New Mexico, where only 36.7% of working-age adults hold an associate degree or higher, lies immense potential for economic mobility, … Read More

Statement on the US Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action and Recent Rulings

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Family Friendly NM Urges Employers to Stay Informed and Engaged in Advancing Access, Inclusion and Diversity in all Aspects of Our Businesses and Society At Family Friendly New Mexico, our mission is to recognize and support employers that embrace family friendly policies, fostering environments where businesses, employees and their families thrive. As an organization committed to access, inclusion and diversity, we believe it is essential to address recent developments regarding the US Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action, as well as other significant rulings made by the Court. Affirmative Action has played a critical role in promoting equal opportunities and … Read More

Pride at Work: How LGBTQIA+ Equality Drives Business Growth and Innovation

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Beyond Compliance: Implementing LGBTQIA+ Policies That Go the Extra Mile Family Friendly New Mexico believes in the power of inclusive workplace policies that uplift the LGBTQIA+ community. To center equity in our organization, we look to support New Mexico employers who are committed to implementing policies that address systemic inequalities and promote diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment for all employees. The family friendly award program works with New Mexico employers who are committed to family friendly workplaces. Policies we recognize in our award program and support with resources include measures such … Read More