Four Corners Community Bank recently earned top-level distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico.
The statewide project – developed by the New Mexico Task Force on Work Life Balance – was developed to recognize businesses that have adopted policies that give them an advantage in terms of recruiting, retaining, and supporting a strong workforce.
“We know that our employees are our strongest assets, and we’re thrilled to have met the qualifications as a family-friendly business,” President and CEO Sheila Mathews said in a news release. “We’ve found that providing a rewarding, flexible, and stimulating workplace is key to attracting and maintaining happy and productive staff.”
Four Corners Community Bank met at least one of the family-friendly policy requirements in each of the following categories: paid leave, health support, work schedules, and economic support. The Family Friendly New Mexico project identifies specific accommodations that organizations can adopt to earn the family-friendly business distinction including: providing access to health insurance, paid vacation, making reasonable accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding employees, offering flexible leave time for parents to attend to their child’s medical or school appointments or activities, and paid family leave among others. FCCB offers these and other family-friendly benefits.
“We have the opportunity to be a national leader in offering workplaces that help companies attract and keep the best workers,” said Giovanna Rossi, head of Family Friendly New Mexico. “And studies have shown that costs associated with creating family-friendly benefits are returned in terms of improved productivity, employee morale, and employee retention.”