CEO Michael Moran on collaborative learning in HR Magazine


In the May 2018 edition of HR Magazine an article entitled “Put your heads together” about the positives to be gained from collaborative learning features commentary from our CEO Michael Moran.

The article opens with the famous saying (which you’ll probably find in a few of our archived articles) from a professor at Portland State University who asserts that within 24 hours the average person has forgotten 70 per cent of any new information, and within a week this goes up to 90 per cent.

It continues with a spot-on definition of collaborative learning from Vlatka Hlupic, author of “The Management Shift”: “Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I may learn”.

Michael’s take on this contemporary approach to learning is: “Where knowledge resides in organisations is changing: the collaborative approach is an acknowledgement that the way you access it is through more people, not one who knows it all.”

This is followed by an explanation of how collaborative learning works – the benefits and the downsides.

The article concludes with another quote from Michael: “Many people may not want to share information for fear of raising their head above the parapet… Getting people to feel able to participate is needed.”

Read the article in full

If you would like to read the article on the HR Magazine website please click here.





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10Eighty Celebrates Six Years Up The Shard!


But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever. So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever (‘Now We Are Six’, A A Milne) 

The social event of the season arrived on Tuesday 29 May 2018 when about 115 guests ascended on the surprisingly brisk lift to Level 24 of The Shard for the express purpose of celebrating 10Eighty’s 6th Birthday Party.


Awaiting near the top of this globally recognised skyscraper were stunning views across London in a unique event space, just one of The Office Group’s many impressive spaces designed by Architects Archer Humphryes (also responsible for The Standard Hotel in New York and the Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone).


How do you like your canapes in the evening?

Guests were offered an appetising selection of canapes throughout the evening including: roast pork loin with apple sauce in a crisp pastry cup topped with fresh rocket, scallion and radish, roast chicken breast Vol au Vent served with smoked paprika and spring onion, rare roast beef crostini with horseradish and rocket mayonnaise, salmon & Cream Cheese Blinis with fresh Dill, King prawns sitting on a bed of pea puree served with coriander.


Meatfree guests chowed down on this alternative selection of canapes: vegetarian Goats cheese pearl and red onion marmalade in a red pesto cup, baby tomatoes, mozzarella and basil skewer with pesto pipette, chickpea and pimiento crostini with homemade garlic and herb mayo.

Thank yous, performance reviews & party bags

For the sixth time CEO Michael Moran delivered one of his engaging and succinct speeches which included ‘thank yous’ galore, a mention of Heidi from Fuel50 who had flown over for the occasion from Australia, a putdown of performance reviews and a plug for the brand new Career Portal app, stylishly promoted by a purple postcard in the traditional 10Eighty Party Bag (see below).

As Michael’s speech cruised to a conclusion, Director Liz Sebag-Montefiore brought out the bespoke birthday cake made by Konditor & Cook a very delicious Victoria sponge topped with marzipan icing.



As the evening drew to a close every guest got a party bag with bubbles, sweets, a 10Eighty-branded travel mug and the aforementioned postcard promoting the Career portal app and the benefits of Connected conversations.Career Portal App Postcard

Thanks to everyone who attended our 6th Birthday Party. We look forward to seeing you again next year!


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Live webinar on the Employee Career Experience on Tuesday 10th April


On Tuesday 10th April at 6pm (BST) our New Zealand partners Fuel 50 will be hosting a live webinar ‘The Employee Career Experience: How to craft a best-in-class career experience across the talent lifecycle‘ with Fuel50 CEO Anne Fulton, Tom Gross, Anthony Luciano Jr and Josh Bradbury.

Anne, author of ‘The Career Engagement Game’ will be providing research insights and stories that reveal what best-in-class organisations are achieving with their employee experience.Employee-Career-Experience

Register for early access to Josh Bersin’s talk & research

Register for next week’s webinar and you can also access the first instalment (of many) of Fuel50’s #CareerExperience Learning Series. The inaugural material includes a video of Josh Bersin’s and his latest research, “Catch The Wave: The 21st Century Career”.

Recorded last year when Josh delivered an hour’s worth of incredible insights as well as key content to over 60% of Fortune 100’s HR leaders. The last day of the Bersin Impact conference is today, so this content is very topical.

So if you sign up, not only will you have access to the webinar hosted by Anne Fulton, but you’ll also get post-webinar content and the full video of Josh Bersin’s talk.

About the Employee Career Experience webinar

Fuel50’s global career benchmarking research has shown that the employee career experience needs to be crafted with touch-points across the entire talent life-cycle — from attraction to alumni strategy.

Join Anne Fulton, Fuel50 founder and author of The Career Engagement Game, for research insights and stories around what best-in-class organisations are achieving with their employee experience.

Register today

Once you’ve signed up you don’t have to do anything else — we’ll be in touch with your exclusive content as soon as it’s ready.

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A Night at the Opera

A NIght At The Opera

Tonight we’re doing something completely different and will be exploring the hidden world of ENO (English National Opera) to discover the secrets of the Coliseum, London’s largest theatre.

A friendly and informal tour of this extraordinary building will include the old Gentleman‘s Baronial Smoking Hall, Stoll’s Balcony, some Private Rooms, the Upper Glassed Terraces, the auditorium, the warren of staircases backstage, and underneath the vast revolving stage and orchestra pit (if we’re lucky).

We have a guest list of 60, some of whom are 10Eighty guests and others have been invited by Quentin Millington of Marblebrook our partner, strategic alignment consultant, from a wide range of organisations including Google, Rothschild, Hitachi, UBS, DHL, NHS Direct, Carillion PLC and The Crown Estate.

A NIght At The Opera

The agenda for the evening is

6.00pm    London Coliseum tour

6.30pm    Private reception in the American Bar

7.30pm    Iolanthe – curtain up

8.50pm    Interval drinks

10.05pm  Carriages

A couple of short talks during the tour will include Cal McCrystal (who’s directed Iolanthe) talking about the opera and how it links to the audience, then 10Eighty CEO Michael Moran will be talking about employee engagement.

About the Coliseum and ‘Iolanthe’

We did some research and found out that the London Coliseum opened as a Music Hall in 1904. It quickly became known as ‘The Peoples Palace’ – a theatre that was affordable but also inspired a sense of wonder and excitement.

‘Iolanthe’, also known as the ‘The Peer and the Peri’, opened down the road at the Savoy Theatre over 20 years before the Coliseum opened, on November 25, 1882 and it ran for 398 performances. Many feel that Iolanthe, Gilbert and Sullivan’s seventh work, is the most perfect of their collaborations.

If you’re a fan of the songs from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’ or Monty Python’s surreal musical ditties we think you’d enjoy the witty and fast-paced songs of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta Iolanthe, particularly ‘The Nightmare Song’.

In this ‘fairy opera’, the House of Lords is lampooned as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted. The political party system and other institutions also come in for a dose of satire. But the author and composer couch the criticism among bouncy, amiable absurdities it is all received as good fun.

And we hope our party of 60 have some good fun tonight!

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What I learnt at HR Grapevine Live

Connected Conversations

As regular readers will know 10Eighty was at the HR Grapevine Live event ‘HR Takes Centre Stage’ yesterday. This a very lively and well-attended day featured a plethora of engaging speakers and sessions exploring HR trends.

My main takeaways from the conference were that organisations need to become far more employee-centric to succeed, for example by customising performance appraisals to take into account individual roles and aspirations.

As I mentioned, the theme of the 2018 conference was ‘HR takes Centre Stage’. For this to happen, employers need to provide more connected career conversations via the dynamic combination of personal development and opportunities that meet the career aspirations of their employees.

Delegates seemed most interested in the methods available that support connected conversations which means understanding how your people tick, what their values are, their skills and their passions and how you can enhance their skills to help them achieve their personal goals.

Social media and photos from the day

10Eighty were busy on Twitter throughout the day, to kick off this social media selection here’s a couple of tweets from Director Liz Sebag-Montefiore

And Business Development Executive Hannah Moran

Team 10Eighty set up and ‘Connected Conversation Ready’!

Connected ConversationsAnd here’s a few of my #HRGrapevineLive tweets

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We’re live at HR Grapevine Live ‘HR Takes Centre Stage’ today

We wanted to let you know that we’re at HR Grapevine Live: HR Takes Centre Stage today, Thursday 15 March 2018 at The Brewery 52 Chiswell Street, Moorgate, EC1Y 4SD.

The event promises ’19 inspirational speakers, 4 sessions exploring HR’s trends, Insight sessions from thought leaders, networking opportunities and an evening drink reception.’

It also promises a 10Eighty presence(!), so if you’re going today please look out for our stand with our distinctive purple logo and join us for a discussion about the importance of managers having connected conversations and how this helps to put employees ‘centre stage’ in the organisational strategy.

You will also find out how the Engaging Managers’ project for DS Smith helped managers at all levels learn how to articulate the direction of the business, increase employee engagement and become role models, supported by the powerful career pathing software Fuel50. You will be able to try out Fuel50 and sign up for a demo too.

As the event website says: “with the past year heralding political and social change, it’s essential, now more than ever for HR to learn how to adapt to the curve. HR is at the epicentre of dealing with this wave of change; but how exactly can businesses take full advantage of the impending opportunities?” You should get some of the answers to these questions at today’s event.


Diversity of thought and digital disruption

The best ideas can occur where there is diversity of thought.  This year’s event will be an opportunity to draw inspiration from industry leaders who you can share your ideas with, through table debates and networking opportunities. You could even dDigitownload the delegate list from the last HR Grapevine event to see who you could bump into.

With digital disruption, GDPR and Brexit at the forefront of businesses agendas, navigating your workforce through these changes will be paramount.

HR Takes Centre Stage: agenda for the day

08:50 – 09:50 – Session One: From Purpose to Purposeful
09:50 – 10:05 – Intermission for coffee & table debate
10:05 – 11:05 – Session Two: The impact of tech on HR in 2020
11:15 – 11:45 – Networking Break
12:00 – 13:00 – Session Three: The future of Talent Management
13:00 – 13:15 – Table Debate
13:15 – 14:00 – Lunch and Networking
14:45 – 15:00 – Keynote Speaker, Bev White Chief Executive Officer, Gi Group UK
15:00 – 16:00 – Session Four: The culture of Change Management
16:00 – 16.15 – Insight sessions
16:15 – 18:00 – Cocktail and Networking


Our ‘Centre Stage’ advert

Here’s the 10Eighty advert that’s appearing in today’s conference literature created by artist James Mellor. Have you brushed up on your Shakespeare?!




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Fuel50 take the 2020 Talent Challenge at the Sydney HR Leaders Forum

Talent Challenge

We wanted to tell you about the outcomes from the HR Leaders Forum –  the 2020 Talent Challenge – a 2-day event about the future of HR, that our New Zealand partners, Fuel50, were lucky enough to attend. They joined a group of HR Champions who, like 10Eighty, advocate the need for better career experiences in organisations.

Organisations such as Telstra, AirBnB, BBC, Australian Army, ANZ shared inspiring stories about company culture that demonstrated how shifting the focus to your people pays dividends to your organisations’ success. The 5 recurring themes from the forum were:

1. Technology is disrupting the future workforce

Alex Badenoch of Telstra spotlighted that by 2020 job functions will have experienced a massive fundamental shift.  Anne Fulton, Fuel50’s CEO  presentation ‘The 2020 Talent Challenge’ asked the audience: ‘What did you want to be when you grew up?’ A question highlighting the stark reality of today’s workforce trends. Due to the increase in AI and robotics, 6% of jobs are expected to be completely eliminated.


Organizations around the world are looking to tackle the talent crisis. Employees are asking questions such as:

“How do I ensure my job won’t become obsolete?”
“How do I develop my skillset to stay relevant in my organization?”
“I can’t see a future here, should I start looking elsewhere?”

Technology can offer unique opportunities to increase the career experience and, as Michael Stanley from Vodafone Australia pointed out, it can also be fundamental to transforming learning.

2. Power in people

People matter and human interaction is still key, it’s all about achieving balance and creating the right conditions for people to flourish.

Joe Barr of John Holland highlighted, “being true to your values is always going to get you home; as long as you are true to your values people will see authenticity.” Alignment among your team on the ‘why’ and aligning HR strategies to what’s important within the organisation can be transformational, not just for business, but for your people too.

3. Importance of Leadership

There were many valuable insights surrounding leadership and how becoming a bit more human and ‘real’ could be key to becoming more engaging and accessible to your colleagues.

Kathryn van der Merwe (ANZ Australia) said that in order to fully thrive as a leader, communication channels need to stay open – particularly during times of change. She admits, it does take effort but is extremely worthwhile.

For leaders, change is a golden opportunity – become a champion of change. Another hot tip is to identify talent and talent leaders within your team, and then empower them.

4. Video is bigger than ever

James Brennan of Kaltura shared that video is the language the new generation speaks. Did you know that in 2018, 75% of workers will interact with video over three times daily?

5. Talent Agility

The universal goal of the forum was to stay ahead of the game to deliver the best HR solutions for your people so talent agility was a key topic.

Anne’s presentation encouraged audiences to reimagine talent management. She argued that the Old School talent matrix is not delivering workforce agility.  HR leaders need to drive change. As Ashley Winnett, Executive Director HR of Holden Australia pointed out that change can hurt, but it’s necessary to prepare for the future, organisations need to find the courage to adapt and evolve.

So what does career agility need to look like today for a 2020 world? Anne’s presentation should provide you with some useful insights, just click on the image below:Talent Challenge

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Team 10Eighty take on the 6th JP Morgan Corporate Challenge with biggest team ever!


We wanted to let you know that we’re taking part in the 2018 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge ® in Battersea Park on Thursday 5 July.

Regular readers will know that the JP Morgan run has become an annual fixture in the 10Eighty CRS Calendar and this year will be our 6th Corporate Challenge – here’s how we fared when we took part in 2017 20162015, 2014 and 2013.


Taking part in the 2018 run are 9 (count ’em) members of  Team 10Eighty, some of whom will be running around the 5.6 km circuit of the very picturesque South London riverside park : CEO Michael Moran, Director Liz Sebag-Montefiore, Finance Director Nick Lawson, Non-Executive Director Nigel Williams, Leadership & Management Director Emma Mitchell, Marketing Director Trevor Merriden, Business Support Manager Shannon Rowlands, Web Editor Ian Christie and Associate David Black.


The event is also used as a platform to promote health and fitness in the workplace, foster goodwill and camaraderie among their employees, and show their commitment to the community and best environmental practices and aim to make the Corporate Challenge the world’s greenest road race.

Tees for everyone

Everyone who completes the race will be getting a 2018 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® t-shirt, so look out for a post in July with the team modelling their newly acquired attire. And we’ll share individual timings for each Team 10Eighty runner too.


J.P. Morgan, in celebration of the Corporate Challenge in London, will make a donation to a local not-for-profit organisation. Donations are made to locally-designated organisations in each of the 13 Corporate Challenge events in seven countries on five continents.

Join the run using #JPMCC

We’ll be sharing our pics and thoughts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #JPMCC.


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10Eighty’s international reach


You may already know that 10Eighty has offices in the UK and Dubai, but did you know about all our other international work?

Take a look at our International Reach Map

We’ve forged growing partnerships with partner organisations which means that we can deliver a wide range of the services we already provide in the UK and Dubai to a large proportion of the 195 countries across the globe using local providers with local knowledge, including:

  • career transition and outplacement services
  • executive coaching
  • our career pathing software Fuel50 which supports many HR functions such as talent management and mentor matching
  • team effectiveness
  • management and leadership development

One of our partner organisations is the Association of Career Firms Europe which has partners in every European country.

Another partner organisation is Global Outplacement Alliance which is based in North America, operating extensively across the US and Canada and the rest of the world including Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, China, Columbia, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Korea and Venezuela.

To better illustrate our international reach, we have created an online map of the world that visually summarises the work we have done or are doing across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas (we haven’t managed to secure any clients in Antarctica yet… but we’re working on it!).

With our new interactive map, all you need to do is click on one of the orange circles to get a summary of the work carried out and, in most cases, the company we collaborated with in that location.


Find out more

If you work for a company outside the UK or Dubai and would like to find out how we could support your business, please get in touch.


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We’re sponsoring HR Grapevine Live: HR Takes Centre Stage

We wanted to let you know that we’re sponsoring HR Grapevine Live: HR Takes Centre Stage on Thursday 15 March 2018 at The Brewery 52 Chiswell Street, Moorgate, EC1Y 4SD.

This year the event will include ’19 inspirational speakers, 4 sessions exploring HR’s trends, Insight sessions from thought leaders, networking opportunities and an evening drink reception.’

As the event website says: “with the past year heralding political and social change, it’s essential, now more than ever for HR to learn how to adapt to the curve. HR is at the epicentre of dealing with this wave of change; but how exactly can businesses take full advantage of the impending opportunities?” The event intends to provide some of the answers to this question.


Diversity of thought and digital disruption

The best ideas can occur where there is diversity of thought.  This year’s event will be an opportunity to draw inspiration from industry leaders who you can share your ideas with, through table debates and networking opportunities. You could even dDigitownload the delegate list from the last HR Grapevine event to see who you could bump into.

With digital disruption, GDPR and Brexit at the forefront of businesses agendas, navigating your workforce through these changes will be paramount. Find out how HR intends to tackle these issues by attending on 15th March.

HR Takes Centre Stage: agenda for the day

08:50 – 09:50 – Session One: From Purpose to Purposeful
09:50 – 10:05 – Intermission for coffee & table debate
10:05 – 11:05 – Session Two: The impact of tech on HR in 2020
11:15 – 11:45 – Networking Break
12:00 – 13:00 – Session Three: The future of Talent Management
13:00 – 13:15 – Table Debate
13:15 – 14:00 – Lunch and Networking
14:45 – 15:00 – Keynote Speaker, Bev White Chief Executive Officer, Gi Group UK
15:00 – 16:00 – Session Four: The culture of Change Management
16:00 – 16.15 – Insight sessions
16:15 – 18:00 – Cocktail and Networking


Book your place

Tickets are available on the HR Grapevine Live website.

Sneak peek of our ‘Centre Stage’ advert

Here’s the 10Eighty advert that will be appearing in the conference literature in March created by artist James Mellor. In the meantime, we’ll be brushing up on our Shakespeare!




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Tonight’s the night at the 2017 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards


We were delighted to discover last year that we were finalists for the 2017 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards in the ‘Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year Award’ along with 8 others – Peakon, LifeWorks, Meetoo, Open Blend Method, CultureNet, Totem, Engage Solutions Group and Benefix.

And now the big day has arrived.

So fingers and toes crossed. Scarfs and rattles will definitely be at the ready! And we have a table of cheerleaders as CEO Michael and Founding Director Liz will be joined by Claire Barraclough and Louisa Mellor of DS Smith, Paul Corke of MBNA, Ian O’Doherty of Park Group, Anna Lees of Kings College London, Katie Franklin Thorpe of Rocket Entertainment, Howard Mann of Alderbrooke and Jane Malone of DOC.

It should be quite a night!

The awards show is the first and only global dedicated Employee Engagement Awards aiming to inspire and educate people to change how their organisations think about and engage with their people to achieve their goals.

This annual event provides a platform to recognise excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and progresses the employee experience agenda.

ds-smith-engaging-mangersMBNA Employee Engagement10Eighty’s CEO Michael Moran told us: “I am delighted that we have been shortlisted for this award. It reflects the hard work and dedication of our team and the great success we have enjoyed driving employee engagement with businesses such as DS Smith and MBNA.”

(Click on the thumbnail images for more information about each project).

The Gala Awards dinner will be taking place tonight at the home of England and Spurs (temporarily), Wembley Stadium.

TV presenter, Rick Edwards, who you may know from Channel 4’s Paralympics and athletes coverage, is compering the awards evening and musical duo Feathers & Dice will be leading after-dinner entertainment.

Some of the finalists will be selected to present their case studies at the 2018 Employee Engagement Conference which takes place in the spring in a best-in-class conference for the Employee Engagement industry.

You can follow our fortunes tonight using hashtag #EmployeeEngagement on LinkedIn and Twitter account @ee_awards.

A few images from the big night

From top to bottom: Wembley Stadium at dusk, a row of EE awards and Rick Edwards presenting the awards.

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Get motivated on Blue Monday 2018


The third Monday of January, this year the 15th of January, is now known as Blue Monday due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.

There’s an obvious nod to the best-selling 12-inch single of all time of the same name, released by snythpop pioneers New Order in 1983.

We imagine their record label, Factory Records, weren’t too happy either to discover that the original die-cut sleeve (designed by Pete Saville to resemble a floppy disc) was losing them money. Eventually, there was a happy ending as ‘Blue Monday’ shifted over 1.1 million long-playing singles – a figure unlikely to be beaten even in these more vinyl-friendly times.


‘Blue Monday’ the day in January, was arrived at, allegedly, after a university professor developed a formula to calculate the most depressing day of the year:

[W + D – d]TQ


Where W = Weather, D = debt accumulated, d = ability to pay that debt, T = time since Christmas, Q = time since failing our new year’s resolutions, M = low motivational levels and Na = the feeling of a need to take action.

The calculation seems plausible, if a little crude, but in reality, it was dreamt up by the PR team at Sky Travel.

Wikipedia says the concept is little more than pseudoscience. However, 2014 saw Blue Monday invoked by legal firms and retailers of bottled water and alcoholic drinks. Other versions of the original story purport to analyse social media trends to ‘calculate’ the date.

I do like Mondays

Blue Monday, the mid-January Monday, has now passed into urban myth and occasionally crops up, sometimes taken seriously and sometimes debunked.

Team 10Eighty are an upbeat bunch and we always see the New Year as the best time of the year for a Career MoT. As January begins last year’s slate is wiped clean and on the horizon are 12 months of new possibilities and opportunities.

It may be dismal, damp and chilly at the moment so find all those reasons to be cheerful, and celebrate good times whatever you can:

  • Celebrate Martin Luther King Day, also on the 15th it’s a federal holiday in the USA, so why not take a day off in solidarity (if you don’t live in the US, obvs!)
  • Look forward to Winnie the Pooh Day on January the 18th, have a picnic (an indoor one if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere) and celebrate A.A.Milne’s birthday
  • Take a detour on the way to the office and buy a bunch of sunflowers or some scarlet tulips for your desk or maybe brighten up a colleague’s day
  • Do a random act of kindness – compliment a stranger (in a non-creepy way) , pay for the person behind you in the queue’s coffeee, make someone smile, pick up some litter, or call a random person on your Contacts and surprise them Scott Mills style by saying: ‘I love you’!
  • Be good to yourself – every 20 minutes get up, stretch and spend two minutes moving around. Don’t eat ‘al desko’ have a sit-down lunch with a colleague you really vibe off and take a mini-digital detox, leave your phone behind too
  • Be good to others – thank the people you come into contact with every day such as , checkout staff, doormen, security staff or customer service folk. They may only be doing their jobs but they will surely appreciate some eye contact, a smiley ‘hello’ or a cheery ‘thank you’.
  • And if you’re a turophile (that’s the technical term for a cheese aficionado) why not take the day by the short and curlies by treating yourself to 200 grammes of the cheese created by Blur bass player’s Alex James known as ‘Blue Monday’? It’s “a rich pasteurised, sophisticated blue cows milk cheese” and just a fiver from the Cheese Society’s website.

Monday kicks off a whole new week. And if you didn’t quite keep up your New Year resolutions over the last 14 days, try again this week. Failing that Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog starts on Friday 16th February 2018 so you could take a resolution reboot next month.

Mind you, if you have kept your resolutions since Jan 1st enjoy some cheese or coffee today and pat yourself on the back.

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10Eighty appoints Clancy Murphy as Non-Executive Director

Clancy Murphy - Non-Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Clancy Murphy has recently joined 10Eighty as a Non-Executive Director.

Clancy’s remit is to bring fresh ideas, debate and challenge preconceptions about how 10Eighty currently does things. She will also help us to become more focused on new product offerings and better understand our target market.

Our CEO Michael Moran said: “Clancy’s appointment is a breath of fresh air. 10Eighty is determined to make significant progress and growth over the next 12 months and I’m confident that Clancy is the best person to help make this happen.”

Clancy Murphy - Non-Executive DirectorClancy will be bringing some substantial experience to the 10Eighty party. She worked at Deloittes for 20 years where she set up their experienced hire recruitment function and got involved in several projects to help reshape the company for growth. She was also the first female Executive Committee member at Equiniti.

In her most recent role at Drax, the international executive search firm, she built and led a high-quality Leadership Advisory Practice for CEOs, Chairmen and PE investors that supported the development of high performing leadership teams.

Clancy told us “I’m very excited to be joining 10Eighty in a capacity of Non-Executive Director. As an organisation, 10Eighty do not shy away from criticism and are very open to new ideas and approaches. In my work as a coach and mentor, I regularly see significant results from challenging the norm, and Michael tells me he’s ready for the challenge!”

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Christmastime is here – happiness and cheer at the 10Eighty Xmas Party


They say as you get older, the years seem to pass by more quickly. So call us ‘old’ because by the time the 10Eighty Christmas Party on Monday 27 November at the Royal Exchange came around we couldn’t believe it was 12 months since the last one!


We were joined by 90 people for the festivities and some impressive festive refreshments which included homemade lemonade, beers and a plentiful supply of white i.e. Blanc de Blanc-Sec, Jean-Paul Gascogne (no relation to Newcastle’s famous son Gazza) and red i.e. Rhone, France, 2015 and Cuvée Jean Paul Rouge, Pays De Vaucluse, Rhône France 2015.


The canapes did flow and included some yummy bite-sized morsels: cured beef carpaccio on toasted crostini with rocket pesto and truffle oil, duck breast, hoisin sauce, spring onion in a pancake wrap, a soft-boiled quail egg sesame & ginger relish on rye toast, grilled lamb skewers with green harissa dipping, chicken satay with peanut butter and coconut dipping and roasted fennel sausages, honey mustard glaze.


Meat dodgers were well served with parmesan creme, sable tartlet poached pear, balsamic and spicy Spanish omelette with pequillo peppers on a brioche bun.


Everyone took part in a raffle to raise money for Crisis at Christmas who support people out of homelessness for good. They do this through education, training and support with housing, employment and health and they offer one-to-one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales.


We raised £780 on the night, which 10Eighty will match, so £1560 will go towards supporting homeless people this Christmas.

1st prize in the raffle was a £100 Christmas hamper and 2nd prize a £50 John Lewis voucher – congratulations to winners Urvashi Desai, Strategic HR Business Partner at The Crown Estate and Paul Chappell.

Mid-way through proceeding CEO Michael gave one of his 90-second ‘thank you’ speeches which obviously included Christmas and New Year wishes too.

Although ‘last orders’ were officially 9pm, everyone enjoyed themselves so much, the festivities drew to a close around 10pm.10Eighty-Christmas-2017

Thanks to all our clients, associates and friends who joined us on Monday. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year from everyone at 10Eighty!


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10Eighty at the Global Outplacement Alliance Conference 2017


Michael Moran, 10Eighty’s CEO spoke at the Global Outplacement Alliance conference and was joined by our Head of Leadership Development Joan O’Connor for the 2-day event which took place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017 at Guernsey’s Newport Resort & Marina in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Global Outplacement Alliance is a network of national and international career service specialists that provide ‘seamless, best in industry career management, outplacement, and talent management services.’

10Eighty has been a GOA partner since January 2016. GOA partners provide outplacement services for businesses, non-profit organizations, education-related ventures, municipalities, and other employers. They also provide coaching, career advancement, spousal employment assistance and other services to help clients advance to the next stage in their career.

This year’s conference was hosted by Peggy McHugh and Laura Poisson of ClearRock, Inc and it included many speakers including:

Sandra Long, Author/Speaker/Consultant, Post Road Consulting who looked at ‘LinkedIn for Personal & Professional Branding’.

Laura Poisson, ClearRock who spoke on the trends and statistics of GOA Partners and The Future of Outplacement, which was followed by a group discussion.

John Humphrey and Deeta Lonergan discussed the “Process for Addressing Quality Issues” and Michael led a session on membership of Association of Career Firms Europe (ACF Europe).

To add some context, 10Eighty joined ACF Europe 5 years ago and the organisation itself began over 20 years ago to bring together and represent the interests of the European outplacement industry.

A non-profit organisation, ACF Europe represents more than 100 companies in the career management industry across Europe and has strong links with the EU. Their goal is to raise awareness across Europe on effective outplacement.

In his talk Michael covered the key objectives of ACF Europe such as ‘provide a voice for the Career Industry at Government and key stakeholder level’ and ‘to provide research and project capability to ensure innovation in our sector’. He advocated that members of GOA become active participants of the ACF with a view to providing thought leadership on both a local and global stage.


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If you would like to find out more about the work of ACF Europe and the GOA please get in touch.

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