By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | October 1, 2020

CHICAGO, Illinois (October 1, 2020)Brilliant®, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and technology, released a new Market Insights Report detailing its latest research on the trends and economic factors affecting businesses amidst the global pandemic.

The firm conducted a pulse survey on its client base in efforts to gain insight into the strength, strategy and state of their businesses. Brilliant researchers analyzed the data and produced the Market Insights Report which includes feedback from accounting, finance and technology leaders on changes in internal cost structure, hiring plans, unique challenges, and more.

Since 2012, Brilliant has been a pillar of proprietary market research for businesses of all industries throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. with its quarterly Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast. The firm switched course at the start of the pandemic to conduct a series of briefer pulse studies, resulting in the new Market Insights Report.

Kathy Spearing, President, Brilliant, explains, “As a leading recruiting and consulting firm, we strive to be the eyes and ears for our candidates and clients when it comes to important information surrounding the economy, labor market and business trends. We are proud of the research we conduct to accomplish this.” Spearing continues, “Now, more than ever, we need to stay close to our partners and job seekers and be there for them in any capacity so we can all become stronger as we navigate these unique times.”

While some essential businesses have remained unscathed, the majority of companies surveyed have had to make significant changes in the workplace from implementing hybrid workforces to reducing pay and benefits to freezing hiring.

The report is designed to walk through the various findings in snippet-form, so that professionals can quickly capture the changes rapidly occurring within the workplace.

To learn more about Brilliant or to access the Market Insights Report, visit the Brilliant website HERE.

About Brilliant®

Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and technology for the Greater Chicago and South Florida labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and technology professionals and matches them with hiring companies throughout all industries looking to hire talent for their teams or projects. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 audit firms, and IT experts who are leaders in the industry.

Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on various lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms four years in a row (No. 2 in 2018), Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms (2020 & 2017), 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 five years in a row, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client, Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work South Florida (2019 & 2017), 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® six consecutive years, and others.

Brilliant is your trusted resource for all-things staffing, direct-hire and consulting-related in the accounting, finance and technology space. We want you to work with us! To learn more about Brilliant, visit, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.


Media Contact:
Laurie Vicente
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

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