Awardee Spotlight: Kei & Molly Textiles

Julianna SilvaBlog

kei and molly textiles

Awardee Spotlight Kei & Molly Textiles, LLC Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. February 2021, we interviewed Kei Tsuzuki of Kei & Molly Textiles and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! We are dedicated to supporting policies that encourage healthy living for our employees and their familiesKei Tsuzuki Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? From the beginning, we knew we wanted a workplace that would support and respect the staff we hired. Working with primarily women, we knew this would require having family friendly … Read More

Honoring Black History Month

Julianna SilvaBlog

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At Family Friendly New Mexico, we’ve been asking ourselves some big questions as we deepen our commitment to anti-racism. In honor of Black History Month, our team took some time to share how are each showing up in that work. We are sharing this with our community to offer our own reflections on what it means to stay committed. We know that it calls for transparency and vulnerability in sharing that we don’t have all the answers and that we remain committed to continue listening, learning and working toward common goals. Read below for personal reflections from our team: Felicia … Read More

Remote Workplace Well-Being – What’s Possible?

Giovanna RossiBlog

For many people, 2020 introduced them to remote work. This meant meeting deadlines, communicating with colleagues and customers and managing projects all while integrating the reality of school and community restrictions due to the health pandemic. As we know, this took a toll on the physical and mental health of our employees. Now, nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers who have been working remotely during the pandemic would like to continue to do so (source: Gallup), which presents two interesting challenges: how can employers meet the needs of their remote workers, and how can employees contribute to their own well-being, while … Read More

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

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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

Employee Wellness Act – Bernalillo County

Julianna SilvaBlog

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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

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[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