May 27, 2024

GROWTH: YOU NEED BUSINESS PROCESSES!

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Repeatable processes will help you manage your business.  Most entrepreneurs dream of watching their business grow. But that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if you haven’t formalized your business processes.   As a business expands, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage using informal and unwritten rules kept in your head. A lack of processes…

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May 21, 2024

Donation to St. Bartholomew Church

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

This past week, MaxSys made a donation to St. Bartholomew’s Church (The Guards Chapel) in Ottawa. Their ministries help many in our community such as seniors, youth at risk, the homeless, and those in need of guidance.   Accepting the donation is Reverend Catherine Ascah, priest at St Barts.  To learn more visit www.saintbartholomew.ca

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April 29, 2024

SIX TIPS: To Get the Best From your Employees

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Your employees are your most valuable asset, and managing them well is one of your most critical business challenges.  If you do a good job, your employees are more likely to be loyal partners in helping you build a thriving company with growing profits. Here are six tips on how to better manage your people….

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April 23, 2024

THE FIVE S’s :   WORK PLACE EFFICIENCY

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

A disorganized and untidy workplace is often a sign that a business isn’t as productive as it could be. And while cleaning up work areas is not always easy, it is often one of the first things that needs to be done to boost productivity. To do efficient, high-quality work, you need to be in a clean,…

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April 1, 2024

Ten Ways Not to Get Hired

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Today’s job market doesn’t give you the wiggle room to be anything less than exceptional. It’s good to keep these major pitfalls at the top of your mind. Don’t be that candidate. Want to know how to fail? It’s easy… Don’t be that candidate. Be the one who gets the job offer.

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March 25, 2024

Six Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Hiring mistakes can cost your company big-time. A bad hire can damage morale, hurt productivity and even cause reputational damage. More expense comes if you have to fire the person and start the whole recruitment process over again. Mistake No. 1 – Losing sight of your business strategy Too often, business owners are focused on filling…

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March 7, 2024

MaxSys Proudly Supports International Peace Forum

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

We are delighted to contribute to the International Forum for Peace, Security & Prosperity in Palermo, Sicily, on March 19th-20th. Join us and over 90 Military Academies and Civilian Universities from across the globe at www.psp-forum.org to explore the dynamics of genuine peacemaking. Our commitment to fostering global collaboration and peace is exemplified through this…

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February 26, 2024

FEEDBACK & PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

In today’s knowledge economy and times of uncertainty, building a culture of in-house innovation in which employees are encouraged to embrace change, learn, and collaborate is critical to survival. This culture can’t be created if feedback is perceived negatively or delivered poorly. The use of the Annual Performance Review (PER) and regular feedback sessions are…

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February 19, 2024

Praise and Leadership

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

It may seem like a soft skill, but get praise right and it can transform your team and organisation. Psychological studies show it improves performance, deepens relationships, builds trust, engagement and supercharges productivity.  When were you last praised wholeheartedly? How did it feel? Chances are you raised your game. I remember the first time.  For…

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February 13, 2024

MERIT BASED RECRUITMENT

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

The private sector has been using merit-based recruitment in hiring and training for decades. This means HR leaders and hiring managers are focusing on skills and experience as well as, education and degrees.   In some cases, private sector companies used to rely on experience listed on applicants’ resumes and education when they evaluated candidates. However,…

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February 9, 2024

DONATION TO CHEO

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

At MaxSys, we believe in the power of community and the importance of supporting those in need. Our recent donation to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) reflects our unwavering commitment to the well-being of children, youth, and families in our community. MaxSys proudly supports CHEO, knowing our collective efforts make a meaningful impact…

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February 5, 2024

BRYAN RETIRES FROM THE CANADIAN ARMY

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Hearty congratulations to Bryan Brulotte on his well-deserved retirement from the Canadian Army. His 46 years of devoted service not only attest to his exceptional commitment but also to the passion that has guided every step of his journey. Over the years, he has embodied the values of honor, courage, and determination, inspiring colleagues and…

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January 30, 2024

HONORARY YOUTH AMBASSADOR AT ST. JOHN AMBULANCE

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

St. John Ambulance is pleased to announce that Mr. Brulotte will become the Honorary Youth Ambassador for St. John Ambulance National Headquarters. We are grateful to Mr. Bryan Brulotte (Executive Chairman of MaxSys Staffing & Consulting) for his continued commitment to the national headquarters. With his support, the Department of National Community Programs will focus on…

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July 17, 2023

Employer Benefits of Utilizing Temporary Staffing

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

We’ve all heard the saying that “it’s hard to get good help these days …”, yet the digital age has made looking for skilled employees easier than ever before. Instead of throwing your hands up in the air and complaining about how hard it is to get good help these days, perhaps it’s time to…

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July 10, 2023

LEADERS EAT LAST: How to inspire your team…

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Leaders are the ones willing to look out for those to the left of them and those to the right of them. Leaders are the ones who are willing to give up something of their own for us. Their time, their energy, their money, maybe even the food off their plate. When it matters, leaders…

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June 12, 2023

Why MaxSys Recruits Veterans and Reservists

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Across Canada, MaxSys places over 15,000 individuals per year in jobs.  Of these, almost 1000 are from the greater military community.  This community is composed of veterans, reservists, and family members.   Since 2010, the effort to hire veterans and reservists has ramped up exponentially. There really are hiring fairs, expert head-hunters and entire human resources…

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June 6, 2023

Organic growth or mergers and acquisitions: Choosing the right growth strategy

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

A solid growth plan will ensure you choose a strategy that makes sense for your business… Growing your business: Sometimes, it’s about scaling up and expanding. Other times, it’s about branching out into new markets or developing new products. But in every case, growth is about increasing the value in the business.   An increase in…

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June 5, 2023

Maxsys Donation

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

#MaxSys has made a donation to support the relief efforts of the Red Cross for the Halifax fires. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Red Cross for their tireless efforts in providing aid and support to the affected communities during this challenging time. The dedication and compassion demonstrated by the Red…

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May 19, 2023

How to Share Bad News with Employees

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

No one likes to give bad news. The pressure is only multiplied in a business setting. Telling employees about a misstep in a poorly thought‑out way can hurt morale, productivity and the bottom line. Your company’s reputation or partner relationships may even be damaged if word gets out about a communication miscue. How you act…

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May 9, 2023

Donation to Red Cross

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

MaxSys has made a donation to support the relief efforts of the Red Cross for the Alberta fires. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Red Cross for their tireless efforts in providing aid and support to the affected communities during this challenging time. The dedication and compassion demonstrated by the Red…

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May 2, 2023

Donation to Charity

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

We are excited to announce that MaxSys has made a donation to the Shepherds of Good Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Ottawa. The organization provides shelter, food, clothing, medical care, and mental health support to those in need. The Shepherds of Good Hope also…

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April 27, 2023

The Basics of Employer Payroll Deductions

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Make sure you understand your responsibilities as an employer.  You pay salaries, bonuses, commissions, vacation pay or tips to your employees. You offer them certain taxable benefits, such as personal use of a vehicle or allowances. You are also required to withhold and remit payroll deductions.  Employers are responsible for deducting the following four amounts:…

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March 22, 2023

Donation to Charity

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Earlier this week in Toronto, MaxSys made a donation to the Noble Hearts Foundation. This foundation works with partners to provide micro loans to women entrepreneurs in Africa. Pictured above are the CEO of MaxSys, Bryan Brulotte, submitting a donation to Stephen Lautens, Grand Master of the Order of St Joachim, for which the Noble…

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March 13, 2023

Podcast Series with Dr. Bryan Brulotte

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Exciting news! The CEO and chairman of MaxSys Staffing and Consulting, Dr. Bryan Brulotte, will be participating in a podcast series and television newscast with Bell Media on 6 occasions this year. This is a fun and professional opportunity to gain insight from a successful entrepreneur.Don’t miss out on the chance to tune in and learn!

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March 6, 2023

Ottawa Hospital Donation

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

We are happy to share that MaxSys Staffing & Consulting donated to the Ottawa Hospital to support their efforts in providing high-quality healthcare to our community. MaxSys fosters the importance of giving back and supporting those who are working tireless to keep us safe and healthy. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to…

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February 27, 2023

MaxSys Supports Military College

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Last week,  I had the privilege to attend the Jolliet Squadron mess dinner as their guest of honour. As an ex-cadet and former CWC at RMC Saint-Jean, it gave me great pleasure to present and donate a painting of Louis Jolliet.  One of Canada’s greatest adventurers and explorers.  Accepting the donation is Officer Cadet Louis-Philippe…

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February 22, 2023

DONATION TO CHARITY

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

This past Thursday, MaxSys made a donation to St Bartholomew’s Anglican church.  Located in Ottawa, the church supports several ministries addressing critical needs in our community.  Pictured below are Dr Bryan Brulotte , Chairman of MaxSys, providing a donation to Father David Clunie.  To lean more visit www.MaxSys.ca or www.stbartsottawa.ca

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February 6, 2023

IMPLEMENTING YOUR ACTION PLAN (FIVE TIPS)

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

You’ve done the hard work of creating a plan for your business. Now what? If your company is like many others, the plan will sit on a shelf, ignored. The phenomenon has a name: Failure to implement. It’s like having a roadmap to your destination, but never getting in your car to drive there. The problem could…

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January 9, 2023

SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms can help employees increase their visibility in the community, reach more customers and stay up to date. At the same time, many employees are avid users of social media in their personal lives as well. So it’s no surprise that the distinction between professional and personal use…

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December 16, 2022

MAXSYS SPONSORS VETRAN’S EVENT

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Last night, MaxSys sponsored a veteran’s networking event in downtown Ottawa. With the goals of promoting comradery and business networking, over 70 attendees met at the prestigious Rideau Club to share in the Christmas spirit. In collaboration with the Treble Victor (3V) organization and the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI), MaxSys introduced its key recruitment…

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December 12, 2022

HOW TO GET PROMOTED

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

If your career objective is to climb the corporate ladder, then you need to get recognized as a high-potential employee.  While some of it may be who you know, or luck, there are ways to influence how you and your talents are perceived.  If you are deliberate and thoughtful about showcasing your strengths and establishing…

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November 8, 2022

INSPIRING THE BEST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Your employees are your most valuable asset, and managing them well is one of your most critical business challenges.  If you do a good job, your employees are more likely to be loyal partners in helping you build a thriving company with growing profits.   Here are six tips on how to better manage your people:…

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October 17, 2022

MaxSys Donates to Charity

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Last week, MaxSys made a donation to the the Noble Hearts Foundation and the Order of St Joachim. This Order of chivalry was established in 1755, with a mandate is to foster inclusivity and assist widows and orphans. In the photo above, the CEO of MaxSys, Bryan Brulotte, is presenting the donation to the head…

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October 11, 2022

PREPARING AN EFFECTIVE JOB DESCRIPTION & POSTING

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

The Canadian business landscape is being reshaped by large-scale demographic changes.  As baby boomers retire, fewer people are entering the workforce to replace those who are leaving. This is making it harder for business owners to hire skilled workers. In this context, positioning yourself as an employer of choice is more important than ever. Part…

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September 20, 2022

MaxSys National Management Retreat

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

This past week, MaxSys held its semi-annual National Management Retreat. It was a constructive opportunity to confirm our business plan, conduct training, socialize and enjoy team building. At the formal awards dinner with senior management, seven employees were recognized as winners of the President’s Club and for their loyal service. Thank you to all who…

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September 12, 2022

BUSINESS PLAN – WHY?

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Writing a business plan doesn’t mean you have to hole away in a library for months compiling 40-plus pages of text. You can create a plan in under a month, working part time. Use a presentation format like PowerPoint to save time, and make it easier to share your plan.  Not all founders or start-ups are…

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September 1, 2022

Donation by MaxSys

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Earlier last week during my visit to MaxSys offices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), a donation was made to the Noble Hearts Foundation.  This donation was made on behalf of MaxSys by the Chairman (Bryan Brulotte), to the head of the Order of St Joachim (Stephen Lautens).  The Noble Hearts Foundation operates under the…

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August 18, 2022

BUSINESS SUCCESS THROUGH MERIT & FAIRNESS

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

As Chairman of MaxSys Staffing & Recruitment, one of Canada’s largest staffing and recruitment firms, I make a point of trying to visit as many offices as possible. When I walked into the office, I don’t have to look at the financial statements to know if it is successful or not: all I have to…

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August 3, 2022

Ten Basic Rules to Being a Good Leader

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Rule #1: Be fair I fundamentally believe that if employees know they will be treated fairly and that their contributions will be fairly rewarded, they will become more involved in searching for ways to improve productivity and quality. Rule #2: Encourage employee feedback Employees usually know better than anyone else what works best in their…

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June 20, 2022

Donation to Charity

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

This past Sunday, MaxSys made a donation to St Bartholomew Anglican Church in Ottawa. This donation helps support critical needs in our community such as Women’s Shelters, the Homeless, Youth at risk, and Senior’s care. To learn more, please visit www.stbartsottawa.ca or www.maxsys.ca

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June 13, 2022

HOW TO HIRE REMOTELY

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Physical distancing and remote work have obvious practical impacts on hiring, but the biggest change may be that, with fewer opportunities for informal interactions, employers have to be even more deliberate about how they recruit, onboard and integrate new team members. Starting from the same good fundamentals of traditional in-person hiring is key.  Write a clear job…

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May 18, 2022

WHAT TO DO ABOUT RISING INTEREST RATES?

Dr Bryan Brulotte CD
Dr. Bryan Brulotte KJ CD
CEO & Chairman, MaxSys

Rising Interest Rates… Business Considerations? Canada’s pandemic-era period of historically ultra-low interest rates is over. With the Bank of Canada considering a half-point interest rate hike in June, Canadian business owners are asking themselves what they should do to get ready. With inflation running at a three-decade high of 6.7%, well above the Bank of Canada’s target range of 1-3%, the bond market in late…

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