By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | May 10, 2022

Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For: Winner 2022The leading, Chicago-based consulting and direct-hire firm was recognized for innovative employee engagement measures

CHICAGO, Illinois (May 10, 2022)—Brilliant®, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and technology for the Midwest and Southeast U.S. markets, was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) in 2022.

This marks the ninth consecutive year that Brilliant 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 organizations that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.

“We are proud to be recognized once again for our employee engagement initiatives,” says Sheldon Schur, Brilliant, CEO. “We pride ourselves on offering an innovative, empowering and inclusive environment for our team members and that is represented by our strong company culture. As we continue to grow and expand, it is important that we have a strong foundation. Winning this award for nine consecutive years is proof of that.”

The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The categories applicants were scored on include: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Creative, Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions, Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment and Selection; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Work-Life Blend; Community Initiatives and Corporate Responsibility; and Leadership, Strategy and Company Performance.

Over 500 companies participated in the competition. Brilliant along with 108 other organizations were selected to receive this recognition, although additional scoring rounds are still to come.

Winning companies will be honored on Thursday, July 14, 2022, via a virtual platform.

To learn more about Brilliant and its awards, visit the Brilliant website.

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.

Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on major lists including Forbes America’s Best Recruiting and Temporary Staffing Firms, 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, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Employee, Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, and others.

To learn more about Brilliant, our services and our people, visit, email 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 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, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, Pacific Northwest and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit to nominate your organization.


Media Contact:
Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

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