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Global Mobility Consulting

Paragon specializes in domestic and international relocation, global assignment program development, creating cost-effective global mobility programs that offer more services to the transferring employee, at less cost to the organization. In addition, we maintain an extensive consulting practice focused on global mobility issues in their entirety. Discover why we're "The Best Thinking in Relocation".

Program Development
Domestic and International Relocation Program Development

Through our program development services, Paragon Decision Resources provides guidance to your organization with identifying goals and objectives, comprehensive relocation program design and cost modeling. Our approach saves your organization as much as 20% of your annual relocation budget by helping to provide more relocation or global assignment benefits and services at less cost. Our managing consultants use their expertise to address complex relocation issues such as attracting transferring employees to high cost locations, total program cost reduction strategies, consolidating a decentralized program and simplifying the relocation process.

Relocation Program Development and Policy Orientation

Paragon assists your organization with the development of a comprehensive relocation and/or international assignment program to include a variety of relocation plans. Paragon invented the Global Relocation Program ContinuumSM to implement a one-world mobility strategy and program. Our Managing Consultants can work with you to develop consensus on all aspects of domestic relocation policy, practices and administration.

Using a compilation of benchmarking, industry best practices, and surveys, Paragon will guide you in building or revising your relocation program. In doing so, we help you establish program objectives. Paragon's Managing Consultants speak to all facets of program design including: administration; reimbursement levels, practices and procedures; relocation service and supplier partner requirements; tax issues and plan segmentation.

Program Assessment Survey

Paragon assists your organization with the development of a comprehensive relocation and/or international assignment program to include a variety of relocation plans. Paragon invented the Global Relocation Program ContinuumSM to implement a one-world mobility strategy and program. Our Managing Consultants can work with you to develop consensus on all aspects of domestic relocation policy, practices and administration.

Using a compilation of benchmarking, industry best practices, and surveys, Paragon will guide you in building or revising your relocation program. In doing so, we help you establish program objectives. Paragon's Managing Consultants speak to all facets of program design including: administration; reimbursement levels, practices and procedures; relocation service and supplier partner requirements; tax issues and plan segmentation.

Relocation Policy and Benefits Benchmarking

Understanding your competition is critical to recruiting and remaining competitive in the global marketplace. Utilizing our proprietary policy database in addition to industry surveys and statistics, we will benchmark the components of your program to your industry peers in addition to recognized best practices. This information provides the basis for discussing future program developments or adjustments needed to keep the relocation/mobility program competitive and effective.

Communications/Web Application

Once the new program design is adopted, Paragon provides expertise in communications development. We can work with you to develop all types of media including program videos, CD-ROM applications, brochures and web-based communications. Optional languages for media are available for use within the United States, Canada and other countries.

Communications and Materials Development

Paragon prepares various communications materials to properly implement your group move based on organizational needs and budgetary requirements. These materials include announcement scripts, move invitations, newsletters and various employee brochures. Paragon can also develop a customized web site to best display the destination city and other relevant information which will be vital to the success of a group move.

International Cost Estimates
  • Fast Return On Investment (ROI) – quick answers for a lower cost of outsourcing a cost estimate
  • Facilitates more expedient and quantified decision making by analyzing all the costs, especially with tax costs totaling approximately 30% of an assignment
  • Calculate tax costs for over 80 of the most common cross-border assignment countries
  • Country specific tax inputs with built-in Help text makes it simple to answer the necessary questions
  • Straight-forward reporting with specifics of the tax
  • Managed by a team of experts who understand the components necessary to capture a total spend

Facility Related Services

Facility rightsizing can lay a foundation for future growth and profitability.

Operating costs can be reduced by rightsizing/downsizing the office, warehousing and manufacturing space requirements of your organization. Effective rightsizing can enhance future profitability and position your company for strategic growth.

Facility Move Management

Paragon can assist with all aspects of moving office or plant contents including:

  • Organization
  • Move timeline review and development
  • Adjacency studies
  • Personnel floor plan design
  • Planning for the physical move
  • Developing van line bidder specifications
  • Selecting van line carriers
  • Establishing facility goods move costs
  • Managing the move
  • Purchasing of new furniture and equipment
  • Disposing of unwanted furniture and equipment
  • Developing a capital asset inventory management program


Facility Move Management Services are the best means of ensuring an on-time start-up.

Whether your group move includes a small number or thousands of employees, Paragon Decision Resources knows how all the pieces fit together. Paragon provides complete, integrated management of the entire group and facility move process. Through proper planning and phased implementation, Paragon facilitates a smooth and efficient transition to the new location to best ensure business continuity.

Business Continuity

Paragon offers comprehensive Business Continuity Planning to ensure that productivity is maintained throughout the group move transition. Paragon's seasoned Managing Consultants implement sessions with department management to establish specific tasks, milestones and staff accountabilities necessary to maintain work flow before, during and after the group move. These consulting sessions aid in the development of an organization-wide, integrated plan which senior management can utilize as a detailed blueprint to manage the organization during the transition to the new location.

Group Move Management
Group / Facility Move Planning Consulting

Group move planning focuses on the development of agreed objectives, a corporate action plan, and an employee timeline for the move. Once planning is complete, the specific move population can be identified. Employees can also be segmented into key, important, and non-key to establish an appropriate severance program. In addition, assistance is provided to select supplier partners which may be important to the move.

As experts in relocation program development, we can assist you with identifying your mobility goals in the context of your organization's strategic mission. Our Managing Consultants use their expertise to address complex relocation issues such as attracting transferring employees to high cost locations, total program cost reduction strategies, and consolidating a decentralized program, while simplifying the relocation process; ultimately developing a customized framework to build and implement a best-in-class mobility program.

The Employee Demographic Study

A cross-referenced Employee Demographic Study is implemented to gather critical information about the move population so that accurate costs of employee benefits can be assessed. The survey provides cumulative personal and attitudinal information specific to the move population to allow for targeted program design.

Group Move Relocation Program Development and Policy Orientation

Paragon offers a systematic relocation program review to assist your organization with determining the appropriate benefits package for your group move. This process examines numerous benefit options specific to the group move population and the origination and destination cities. In short-distance group moves, a commuter program is often developed for those employees who do not meet move distance requirements.

A benefits access system is recommended to monitor move activity and provide documentation for tax purposes. Cost models are provided to demonstrate potential relocation expenses on both an individual and group basis.

Wage and Labor Survey

Paragon will provide a Wage and Labor Study to include:

  • Data Collection and Position matching
  • Employee interviews (phone or live) and labor assessment; Availability and Quality index created
  • Wage / availability / quality data analysis to determine the best "wage thresholds" and other labor needs for the Company
  • All results presented in report format with easy to read graphs and tables

Communications and Materials Development

Paragon prepares various communications materials to properly implement your group move based on organizational needs and budgetary requirements. These materials include announcement scripts, move invitations, newsletters and various employee brochures. Paragon can also develop a customized web site to best display the destination city and other relevant information which will be vital to the success of a group move.

Relocation Destination Group Orientation Sessions

Orientation Programs are provided to familiarize employees with the relocation benefits applicable to their move. Shortly thereafter, group orientations are held for the employee, spouse and older family members to introduce the new area and to discuss relocation services that may be provided to assist with the family's move.

Area Orientation Tours

Paragon manages area orientation tours prior to a homefinding trip to introduce the employee and spouse to the new community. The tour is designed to "sell" the new community and business location and to increase move acceptance. This service includes:

  • Development of the tour itinerary, program and budget
  • Review of all approved events and local supplier partners
  • Assignment to a trained real estate agent to provide community orientation
  • Consolidated billing of all tour expenses
  • Paragon staff members available throughout the tour


Managed area orientation tours are the most cost-effective means of introducing the destination area to the employee and spouse.

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