Family Friendly New Mexico – Business Toolkit
Corporate community involvement is a growing area of interest for businesses, employees and job-seekers. While research around the impacts of community involvement by businesses is still evolving, case studies have indicated that businesses that engage in community activities see those activities build stronger engagement among employees. Employees are increasingly focused on meaningful work, and on what companies are doing to create stronger and healthier communities. Community involvement allows companies to participate in community-building, while also creating opportunities for employees to feel more connected to their employer and their fellow employees, and can also help employees build skills like communication, teamwork, adaptability, and leadership.
Family Friendly New Mexico Recognizes Two Community Investment Policies
Paid time for volunteering
Paid time for volunteering
Policies that allow employees to participate in volunteer activities during work hours and still be paid their regular wage. Most policies constrain the total number of volunteering hours an employee can engage in on company time (by month or year); some policies also constrain the causes or organizations an employee can volunteer for on company time.
Policies that outline company programs where the employer will match employee contributions to charitable organizations, on either an ongoing or periodic basis. Most policies constrain the amount of the match to either a percentage or a flat dollar amount (usually per year); most also constrain the type of organizations the company will contribute to.
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Download the Community Investment Toolkit. Family Friendly New Mexico’s business toolkits provide research informed guidance for businesses wanting to implement family friendly workplace policies. The toolkit can serve as planning tools for small business owners, HR professionals, CEOs and others with resources, fact sheets, sample policies, testimonials and more.
Paid Personal Leave
Personal leave can be used when an employee (or their family member) is sick, for personal time off, for vacation, or professional development/education. Rather than making distinctions between personal time off and sick leave, more employers are combining all paid time off (PTO) for employees to use as they choose.
Paid Maternal/Paternity Leave
Paid Parental/Maternity/Paternity leave is employment-protected time off for mothers and fathers to allow them to bond with a new child, whether it is the birth of a new child, an adoption or foster child. Leave can usually be taken prior to the child’s arrival as well.
DID YOU KNOW? The U.S. is one of only about three countries in the world that does not guarantee paid leave for new parents?
Paid Family Leave
Paid family leave provides benefits to employees who need time off to take care of a child, a spouse, a parent or an adult child with a serious health condition, or who are ill or disabled.
- Care for a sick family member
- Bond with a new child (either through birth, adoption, or foster care)
- Take care of family-related issues