By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | July 7, 2021

The award-winning recruiting and consulting firm was once again recognized for innovative employee engagement measures

CHICAGO, Illinois (July 7, 2021) — Brilliant®, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and technology, was named one of Chicago’s 2021 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This marks the eighth consecutive year for Brilliant to receive 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 very grateful as an organization to be recognized for our employee engagement initiatives for an eighth, consecutive year,” says Brilliant CEO, Sheldon Schur. “We pride ourselves on offering an innovative, empowering and inclusive environment for our team members and are proud of the culture we have built. As we look ahead at our growth potential, it is important that we have a strong foundation to build upon. Winning this award is proof that we are headed in the right direction.”

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on various categories. These 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 and Strategic Company Performance. With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Over 700 companies participated in the competition. Brilliant, along with 142 other organizations, was selected to receive this recognition. Winning companies will be honored on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 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. 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, email or call 312.582.1800.

About the Best and Brightest to Work For® Program  

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program 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, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, West Michigan and Nationally.


Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications

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