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

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

Employee Wellness Act – Bernalillo County

Julianna SilvaBlog

paid time off

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

save for college

[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

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