By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | May 24, 2016

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

CHICAGO, Illinois (May 24, 2016) — Brilliant™, a search, staffing and management resources firm for accounting, finance and IT, was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2016 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This is the third consecutive year the firm has received the recognition.

Only companies that exhibited the most innovative and impactful human resources offerings were awarded.

“As the fastest-growing company in Chicago in 2015, we’re proud to be recognized for how much we value our team members—three years in a row,” says Brilliant CEO Jim Wong CPA (inactive). “Since our inception in 2009, we strive to offer the most innovative work environment for our colleagues.”

President Jeff Mariola adds, “Our mission as a company is to make people’s lives better and that starts from within. We believe that our culture and people are our competitive advantage and winning this award three 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.

Close to 500 companies participated in the competition. Brilliant and 100 other organizations were selected.

On July 15, 2016, a luncheon and awards presentation will take place for all awardees at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge. Brilliant team members will be in attendance to receive the award.

About Brilliant™
Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT for the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction, the No. 1 fastest-growing company on Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 in 2015; one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014, 2015, 2016; one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014, 2015; 1,165 on the 2015 Inc. 5000; and No. 2 on the 2015 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms. Learn more at

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.

Laurie Canning, Marketing Director, Brilliant

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