Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by Kristin Eubanks
Paragon Relocation, a leading provider of global relocation solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Morabito as Manager, Global Business Development based out of the global headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
“We are excited to promote Mike to the position of manager. He will be responsible for global business development in the California region. Mike’s relocation experience related to quality assurance, project consulting and social media will be key assets in expanding our footprint throughout the region,” said Glenn Chapman, Vice President of Global Business Development with Paragon Global Resources.
Morabito brings more than 10 years of global relocation experience in areas such as quality assurance, global operations, program and policy design, social media and marketing. Morabito has an undergraduate degree in Political Science/International Relations from California State University, Fullerton. Additionally, he holds both the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC®.
About Paragon Relocation
Paragon Relocation is the premier partner of choice in the Global Relocation Management industry providing innovative programs, value-added support, superior customer service and thought leadership to our clients and the families we relocate. Paragon Relocation has been providing relocation services for 25 years and offers services in 150 countries. For further information, please visit www.paragonrelocation.com.
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Posted on February 22nd, 2012 by Mike Morabito
How do you create a perfect work-life balance in your life? Do you think that relocating to another country might help you achieve that goal? Some of us are so buried in our work, doing the work of several people at once. Maybe a change of scenery is all that is needed to help balance work and life.
In the past we have written about online tools to compare different countries, about the happiest places to relocate, about how to have a good work-life balance while on international assignment, about how to have a good life while on assignment and even a two-part series on why you need to accept that international assignment (part 1 and part 2.) So I guess you could say we’re passionate about the relocation of people overseas. We want people to have the best possible experience while there – we want the experience to be good for them, their family and their corporation.
Recently OCED published their work-life balance index of countries around the world based on a number of factors including housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. This last criteria work-life balance is determined by “the number of employees working long hours; the percentage of working mothers; and the time people devote to leisure and personal activities” in each country. Overall Australia was ranked with the best work-life balance according to the criteria above. Below you will find how each member country ranked according to their different factors. To read more about the report please click here.
What countries have the best work-life balance?
- New Zealand
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
- Slovak Republic
The truth is that no matter what country you live in you can have a good or bad work-life balance. Therefore it is up to you to develop good patterns from the start. For some it might mean turning the email off between certain hours or scheduling down time. For others it might mean finding a hobby which allows you to get some mental distance away from the issues at work. While for others signing up for an international assignment will provide the perfect opportunity to hit the “refresh” button on their own work-life balance. Do you think that a relocation might be your next step to finding a good work-life balance? Finding a way to balance your life is in your hands. Choosing a work-life pattern that works for you will yield results in both your professional and personal life.
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Posted on February 14th, 2012 by Mike Morabito
In the past we have listed a number of web-based tools related to helping employees on International Assignment find information about their destination before they move there. For example we covered the best social media tools for corporate relocation, tools to avoid missing home while on international assignment, information about the happiest countries on earth to relocate to, and even tips about drinking etiquette around the world.
A few weeks ago HSBC launched their Interactive Expat Explorer tool which compares many aspects of expat life in various countries in the world from differences in taxes to quality of life, it covers a broad range of topics in a colorful interactive format.
This tool will help you understand the details of where your relocation is taking you and how that new destination compares to your current location. You can look at how countries around the world compare on a range of topics such as economics, quality life, the safety of children and you can even compare two countries on a more granular level side-by-side.
In addition to the HSBC tool, Lloyds TSB International also has an Expat Tool as well which specifically focuses on comparing International Schools, Property and Cost of Living around the world.
Using these tools before your relocation can will make the experience much smoother because you can plan for your destination before you get there.
Use these Expat Interactive Tools:
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Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by Kristin Eubanks
Hot Trends in Global Immigration:
Compliance (It’s the New Black!)
Wednesday, February 8, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST Governments worldwide are investigating immigration compliance more thoroughly, with many countries requiring employers to act as compliance officers. This informative webinar will focus on how to manage your risk, with specific attention to changing enforcement practices worldwide, the various penalties for
non-compliance, and the risks of business travel.
Click here to register
This course is approved for one hour of CRP credit and one credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification.
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