By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | September 14, 2021

The award-winning recruiting firm is recognized for innovative employee engagement measures

CHICAGO, Illinois (September 14, 2021)— Brilliant®, a direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance, audit, tax, treasury and technology, was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® in 2021 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

This is the seventh time Brilliant has received the national recognition.

Brilliant CEO, Sheldon Schur, says, “We are proud to receive this award on a national level. We are committed to providing our team members with an environment that allows them to exceed both professionally and personally. Our success is a direct result of our culture and our team and winning this accolade is validation of that.”

The 2021 winning companies were assessed by the NABR on key measures including 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.

This award identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. These traits distinguish the Best and Brightest and empower winning companies to excel.

There were 1,500 nominations from across the country, the Best and Brightest Program honored Brilliant and 184 other national winning organizations so far this year.

To learn more about Brilliant, visit

About Brilliant®  

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

We represent top talent from across the nation and partner with businesses looking for consultative or permanent resources in the areas of accounting, finance, audit, tax, financial systems, data analytics, technology and more. Together with our resources, we provide the business solutions needed to help our clients achieve their goals. Many of our team members are former accounting and finance experts from the Big 4 audit and accounting firms who know the market like no other.

Since our inception in 2009, we have ranked on major lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms (No. 2 in 2018), 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 others.

We strive to #bebrilliant and offer a safe, fun and equal-opportunity environment for our team. Our fast-paced culture is filled with innovation, passion and hard work. We are dedicated to our craft and strive to transform the accounting, finance and technology space while helping to navigate the goals of our clients and candidates.

To learn more about Brilliant, our services and our people, visit 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.


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