Paragon ranks among highest-scoring businesses on Inc. Magazine’s annual list of best workplaces for 2021

NEW JERSEY – MAY 12, 2021 Paragon Public Relations (“Paragon”) has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces in 2021. The exclusive list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether teams are operating in person or remotely. 

Collecting data from thousands of submissions, each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks, and fostering employee growth. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the company’s overall score and ranking. 

Inc. survey results found 100 percent of Paragon employees to be highly engaged and revealed that senior executives of the organization value their team members as the Company’s most important resource. “Collaborative” is the word best deemed to describe Paragon’s work environment.  

“After a year of tremendous change, we’re extremely proud to be named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces,” said Simon Hylson Smith, CEO, Paragon Public Relations. “The Paragon team has shown unrivaled fortitude and created a company culture that’s both ambitious and agile, taking on new challenges every day as a unit and impressing the industry’s brightest.” 

“The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Stocked fridges and nap pods were no longer perks many companies could rely on once work went remote. So, this year’s list is even more important as it reveals organizations that continue to enrich the lives of its employees amid a pandemic.” 

Paragon is proud to be included as one of only 10 New Jersey businesses and one of less than 50 PR/marketing agencies on the prestigious list! Last spring, the agency was named to PRNews’ Agency Elite Top 100 List and most recently ranked one of the best PR firms in Jersey City by Expertise. 


About Paragon Public Relations

Paragon is an award-winning communications agency that specializes in delivering strategic, content-driven communications programs for its financial services and financial technology clients. Formed in 2012, Paragon is rapidly developing as a leader in its segment. Its services span the range of media relations, custom editorial, “thought leadership” generation and curation, as well as digital marketing support, all based on the ethos that an integrated and consistent approach to developing a brand is the most impactful strategy. For more information on Paragon, please visit

About Inc. Media 

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace 

Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit

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