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

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

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

Bountiful Benefits of the Healthy Workplaces Act

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Guest post from Laura Smith, Marketing Assistant/Communications Editor with Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling, a Platinum Awardee and supporter of Family Friendly New Mexico, talks about how the new Healthy Workplaces Act will affect New Mexican employers and employees. – – – A local business’ perspective on the newly passed New Mexico Healthy Workplaces Act. We’re at a time in our lives where health has become more important than ever and has been thrust into the forefront. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, everyone must put their health as a top priority and not something to … Read More

Awardee Spotlight: Aprendamos Family of Services

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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

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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

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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