By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | May 5, 2017

The Chicago-based staffing firm ranked No. 6 on America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms and No. 25 on America’s Best Executive Recruitment Firms lists

CHICAGO, Illinois (May 5, 2017) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, was named on Forbes 2017 lists of America’s Best Recruitment Firms this week. For America’s Best Professional Recruitment Firms, Brilliant ranked No. 6, and for America’s Best Executive Recruitment Firms, Brilliant ranked No. 25.

A total of 250 firms ranked on each of the lists.

Brilliant CEO Jim Wong says, “We are truly honored to be recognized on both of Forbes’ 2017 lists of America’s Best Recruitment Firms. These rankings may be by far our proudest achievements to-date. We are humbled to be placed on the same stage as some of these larger, national-based firms. Brilliant’s mission is to make peoples’ lives better. The recognition by Forbes is a result of our team’s efforts in living our mission every day. Although we may be more localized than many of the firms recognized by Forbes, the caliber of our team continues to go unmatched in the industry.”

Forbes partnered with an analytics firm Statista to compile two lists of America’s best recruiting firms. The first list ranks 250 professional search firms, which place employees in roles with less than $100,000 in annual income. The second set ranks 250 executive search firms, defined as companies that place executives in positions with at least $100,000 in annual pay.

Statista consulted with trade organizations and company databases to identify 4,000 recruiters in each of the two categories. Then it invited thousands of recruiters, professionals who had worked with recruiters over the past three years, and HR managers to take an online survey. The survey asked them to recommend up to 10 recruiting firms (excluding their own), and it gathered 20,000 recommendations. The companies with the most recommendations ranked highest.

Chicago had the second-highest number of recruiters on the lists, only lower than New York.

To learn more about the Forbes Lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms 2017, click here.

To learn more about Brilliant, click here.

About Brilliant™
Connecting People and Opportunities
Founded in 2009, Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. Brilliant’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, hiring managers and leading industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant’s mission is to make people’s lives better and that includes its clients, candidates, colleagues and communities. Since its inception, Brilliant has made impressive strides emerging as a leader within the staffing industry achieving many awards including Inaveros’ Best of Staffing Talent, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, Chicago’s and the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Inc. 5000, Staffing 100 List for North America and Best Places to Work South Florida®, just to name a few. To learn more, visit or follow us on social media @BrilliantFS.

Media Contact:
Laurie Canning, Brilliant,

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