Practical Advice for Summer Moves

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The summer months are the peak season for families moving and, as a result, for the shipment of household goods. While many moves have already started, many more will begin soon.  Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead is the most common advice given and also a good practice to avoid pitfalls. With this thought in ...





Is Your Company Thinking of Relocating to Texas?

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The State of Texas, and North Texas in particular, has become a popular destination for large companies to relocate. If your company is considering moving its headquarters, seek expert advice from a relocation professional. Mary Legate, Senior Vice President of Paragon Relocation and President of GenEquity Mortgage, knows a great deal about relocating to North ...





Employee Spotlight: Sara Belanger

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Sara Belanger, Senior Manager, Global Relocation Services, epitomizes Paragon Relocation’s culture of always putting clients and their employees first while at the same time firmly guiding and even re-directing them, if necessary. Day-in and day-out, Belanger safeguards and fights for clients’ goals and long-term interests while also providing excellent service. The kind of relationship Sara ...





Household Goods and Automobile Shipments – Peak Season Advisory

Household Goods Peak Season Advisory

The summer months in the U.S. constitute "Peak Season" for U.S. and global household goods and auto shipments. Advanced planning, allowing for longer transportation times, and flexibility in scheduling pick-up and delivery dates are essential. Most families choose to move during the peak season, between May and September, because it coincides with the summer break for ...





Strikes at Port of Lisbon May Cause Shipping Delays

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Strike History at the Port of Lisbon Strikes are frequent at the Port of Lisbon in Portugal, with the main source of conflict being the requirement to use licensed laborers. The Port workers argue the legal requirement is essential to safeguard their working conditions and salaries, while the Port operators complain that the protection of workers ...





Metrics – Quality, Not Quantity

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In the relocation industry, there has been significant hype regarding the use of metrics in recent years. Many correctly argue that metrics are critical to ensuring the success of a relocation program. However, momentum in this direction has led to a race between relocation management companies (RMCs) to create more metrics than their competition, in ...





Using LinkedIn For Recruiting

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This CEO Blogger has more than 2,000 people in my LinkedIn database. For the most part, these are people in the relocation, household goods, real estate, or mortgage industries; but they also include others that may have valuable skills that we may one day need in our company. As the CEO of a global ...





Employee Benefits – The Real Cost

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Many times, employees do not understand their total cost to a company. In addition to normal base salary or hourly rates, plus any other commission, bonuses or incentives, various benefits add significant cost to hiring an employee. Right off the bat, in the United States, employers get hit with 7.65% of total salary for Social Security ...





“Hoverboards” Banned from Household Goods Shipments

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Overview At the end of 2015, both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued advisories cautioning consumers that the lithium-ion batteries contained in “hoverboards” could pose a heat, fire or explosive risk.  With more than 50 reported hoverboard-related fires, the CPSC called for ...





Employee Spotlight: LaTardra Massington

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LaTardra Massington celebrated her 10th anniversary at Paragon Relocation in January, 2016. Born in Houston, TX, she moved to Louisiana at an early age, only to return to Texas, this time the greater Dallas area, after earning her Bachelors in Computer Information Systems at DeVry University. As a Relocation Consultant for Paragon, she has earned ...





UK’s New Right to Rent Code: Expats Impacted

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Overview As of February 1, 2016, landlords in the United Kingdom are now required to conduct immigration status checks on their current and future tenants, which may affect your expatriate employees leasing a property in that country. This new Right-to-Rent Code of Practice limits the ability of the landlord to rent to illegal immigrants, or face ...





Flexible Relocation Policies Are Key to Courting New Talent

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In the past, companies relied on finding talent within the borders of their own state or country. The typical relocating employee was male, upper management, married with children. As a result, determining needs and standardizing relocation policies was simple. Now, companies rely on a global talent pool of varied ages and lifestyles to fill positions, ...





Paragon Gives Back for the Holidays

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Paragon Relocation, a global Relocation Management Company (RMC), and its employees kept to their charitable tradition this holiday season by organizing fundraisers in our Coppell, TX and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA offices. A Christmas auction and food drive was held, plus employees volunteered their time at local charitable organizations. In the end, the employees ...





Paragon Relocation Announces 2015 Paragon Supplier Partner Award Winners

2015 Presidents Supplier Award

Paragon Relocation announced the 2015 Paragon Supplier Partner Award winners at a special reception held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. The Paragon Supplier Partner Awards recognize exceptional service provided by the company’s supplier partner network. All current 2015 Paragon supplier partners were eligible for the award. ...





Safe Harbour Ruled Invalid

Safe Harbour Ruled Invalid

On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg invalidated the US/EU Safe Harbour Agreement because it does not sufficiently protect data. In a case brought against Facebook, an Austrian law student has challenged the social media company’s practice of transferring data to US servers. In light of the 2013 Edward ...





Paragon Global Resources Announces Appointment of Chris Alexander, Senior Director, Global Marketing

Chris Alexander

Paragon Global Resources, a leading provider of global relocation management, mortgage and senior transitioning services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Alexander as Senior Director, Global Marketing. Alexander will be based out of the Coppell, TX office and will be responsible for leading the marketing efforts for all Paragon subsidiaries. “Chris will be out ...