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 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

How a Family Friendly Business Awardee Steps up During the Pandemic

Julianna SilvaBlog, COVID-19

albuquerque plumbing heating & cooling

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

Creative Approaches to Support Lactating Employees

Angelica ArchuletaBlog, COVID-19

August is National Breastfeeding Month

[Guest Post from Monica Esparza, Deputy Director, New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force] August is National Breastfeeding Month—a time when breastfeeding coalitions, Departments of Health, advocates, and communities promote the important role all community members can play in supporting lactating parents. Employers play a critical role in the success of their lactating employees by providing accommodations. Their support of a healthy workforce begins by understanding the many health benefits that human milk and lactation have for both infants and parents. For example, infants who are breastfed/chestfed tend to be healthier, so parents miss work less often and incur less health care … Read More

Listen-Care-Act | A True Employee Retention Strategy

Blair BoyerBlog, COVID-19

supporting employees in stressful times

[Guest Post from Blair Boyer, Director of Human Resources, Dion’s] It seems like a lifetime ago when the world dramatically changed because of COVID-19, but in reality, it’s only been about seven weeks. As HR Director of a business that takes pride in offering family friendly policies, it became clear to me very early on in this crisis that the greatest tool I had in my tool box was the ability to listen, care, and act. I have personally taken hundreds of calls in the past seven weeks from employees and parents of employees. Their perspectives range from “It’s no … Read More