By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | June 1, 2017

The Award-Winning Search Firm Recognized for Innovative Employee Engagement Measures

CHICAGO, Illinois (June 1, 2017)—Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017 by the National Association for Business Resources. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm has received the recognition.

Each year companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.

“We are proud to be recognized for our employee engagement initiatives four years in a row,” says Brilliant CEO Jim Wong. “Since our inception in 2009, we have strived to offer an innovative, empowering and safe work environment for our team members.”

President Jeff Mariola adds, “Our mission is to make people’s lives better and that starts with our own colleagues. We believe that our culture and people are our competitive advantage and winning this award four years in a row is validation of that.”

Key measures evaluated include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business.

More than 600 companies participated in the competition. Brilliant and 162 other organizations were selected.

On July 17, 2017, all winning companies will be honored during a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Brilliant team members will be in attendance to receive the award.

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About Brilliant™
Connecting People and Opportunities
Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and works closely with hiring companies within industries such as manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals, from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has been recognized on many prestigious lists including America’s Best Recruiting Firms by Forbes, the No. 1 Fastest-Growing Company by Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, the No. 2 Fastest-Growing Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts—not to mention Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America, Best Places to Work South Florida, Inc. 5000, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®—and more. For more information about Brilliant, visit, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.

About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association For Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit to obtain an application.

Media Contact:
Laurie Canning, Brilliant,

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