By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | July 14, 2023

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2023 WinnerThe award-winning recruiting firm is recognized for innovative employee engagement measures

CHICAGO, Illinois (July 14, 2023)— Brilliant®, a direct-hire, contract and consulting firm specializing in accounting, finance and technology, was named a 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

This is the ninth time Brilliant has received national recognition.

The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation offers different timelines of applications throughout the year: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The Summer Best and Brightest National winners honored 137 winning organizations from across the country out of 1,100 nominations, and also honored some of the Top 101 Highest Scoring Companies in the Nation.

Brilliant CEO, Jim Wong, says, “We are proud to receive the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For award on a national level. Having a collaborative company culture is very important to us. We are committed to providing our team with a safe, fun and nurturing environment that fosters professional and personal growth. We know our success is a direct result of our people and winning this award is a big piece of validating that.”

The 2023 Summer National winning companies were assessed by NABR, an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. Winners are not ranked.

With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the NABR has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has also been recognized by Forbes, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing, Inc. 5000, Staffing Industry Analysts, and more, for its dedication and service excellence to its candidates, clients and employees.

To learn more about Brilliant, visit

About Brilliant®   

Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting firm specializing in accounting, finance, audit, tax, technology and business solutions for the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. market.

Brilliant represents top talent from across the nation and partners with businesses looking for consultative or permanent resources in the areas of accounting, finance, audit, tax, financial systems, data analytics, technology, and more. Brilliant provides the business solutions needed to help its client base achieve their goals. Many of the firm’s team members are former accounting, finance and technology experts from the Big 4 audit and accounting firms, and other Fortune 500 companies who know the market like no other.

Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on major lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms (No. 2 in 2018), Forbes America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms, Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 (No. 1 in 2015), Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms (No. 2 in 2015), ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Talent, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client, Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, and more. To learn more about Brilliant’s solutions, visit, email or call 312.582.1800.

About the Best and Brightest Programs The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit to nominate your organization.


Media Contact:

Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications


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