NDI New Mexico Earns Gold Family Friendly Business Award™

This story was published by on October 30, 2019

NDI New Mexico Earns Gold Family Friendly Business Award™


Albuquerque, NM – October 28, 2019 – National Dance Institute (NDI) of New Mexico has been recognized by Family Friendly New Mexico for its workplace policies. Companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an advantage in recruiting and retaining the best employees earn this designation. NDI New Mexico has received Gold Level recognition for both 2019 and 2020.

“NDI New Mexico prides itself for not only making a difference in the lives of thousands of New Mexico’s children, but also for being a great place to work,” said Russell Baker, Executive Director of NDI New Mexico. “Over two thirds of our salaried staff has been with us five or more years, which we think speaks highly about the quality and heart of our work environment.”

The Family Friendly New Mexico initiative offers training, support and resources to businesses on how to implement more family friendly policies; provides recognition to companies that offer their employees family friendly benefits; and, acts as a resource and clearinghouse of information for businesses and community leaders as they develop policies on issues such as paid family leave and childcare assistance.

“As we grow the state’s economy, we have the opportunity to be a national leader in offering New Mexicans workplaces that help companies attract and keep the best workers,” said Giovanna Rossi, founder and Director of Family Friendly New Mexico. “Implementing family-friendly policies can be a simple, concrete investment a company can make to ensure it can compete for highly qualified employees. Studies have shown that costs associated with creating family friendly benefits are more than made up for in improved productivity, employee morale and employee retention. We are happy to recognize NDI New Mexico as a leader in implementing family friendly policies.”

NDI New Mexico was recognized for its employee benefits, including paid leave, flexible work schedules, economic and health support, which earned the business Gold (Committed Leader) Level recognition from Family Friendly New Mexico.


About NDI New Mexico

NDI New Mexico is guided by our belief in children, as well as our commitment to social responsibility, excellence, sustainability and financial integrity. NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives. For more information on NDI New Mexico and their programs, visit www.ndi-nm.org.

Any New Mexico business is eligible to apply for the New Mexico Family Friendly Business Award™. For a full list of family friendly policies and to learn more about the New Mexico Family Friendly initiative and see if your company qualifies, please visit http://www.nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org/

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