Will work with oil and gas company: The Day Group, a local advertising agency, has been awarded a contract to rebrand and develop marketing efforts for VME Process, a Texas-based oil and gas fabrication company. VME provides engineering, design and fabrication for offshore and onshore oil rigs used by clients such as Shell and Petrobras.
Increased communications, more money: A national survey of chief financial officers shows that 68% percent of companies have taken steps in recent months to increase employee morale. The survey of more than 1,400 CFOs, which was developed by Accountemps, says the most common measures are increasing the quality and frequency of communications, offering additional financial rewards, professional development opportunities and team-building activities. Accountemps officials say investing more time in motivating employees is crucial during shaky economic times.