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What are the advantages of working with Brilliant compared to other staffing, recruiting or consulting firms?
What type of information would I need to provide Brilliant in order to get started?
What If I am dissatisfied with the consultant / professional provided by Brilliant?
What does your company specialize in?
Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the Greater Chicago and South Florida labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and matches them with hiring companies throughout various industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality, among others. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry.
Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on various award lists, including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms three years in a row (including No. 2 in 2018), Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for five straight years (including No. 1 in 2015), Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms for four straight years (including No. 2 in 2015), ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America four years in a row, Inc. 5000 for three straight years, Best Places to Work South Florida in 2017 and 2019, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for six straight years, and others.
Do you test your candidates on accounting proficiencies?
We screen and/or test candidates on accounting, finance and other technical criteria based on specific requests from our clients including:
- Documenting answers to specific accounting or finance questions
- Administering various skills assessments
- Administering specified third-party testing onsite or remotely
Do you administer drug / background tests?
Brilliant has the ability to provide various screening activities. Some of the most popular ones include:
- Multi-jurisdiction Index Search
- County Criminal Record Search
- Social Security Trace Report
- Employment Credit Report
- Education verification
- Employment Report
Drug screens including 10, 9 panel and 5 panel rapid drug tests. We can satisfy most background check and drug screen requirements from our clients. We complete the required background checks for all direct-hire and temporary positions, as necessary. This is included in our services and is not an additional fee.
How do you find your candidates? What is that process?
Brilliant deploys all available channels for recruiting top talent. Our team of experienced and exceptional recruiters leverage the following practices, online tools and technologies to locate and recruit the best possible talent for the best possible rates:
- Our internal database of more than 150,000 professionals
- Direct contact with our recruiter networks for continuous referrals and introductions to new talent
- Job boards and premium search services including CareerBuilder, LinkedIn Recruiter, Monster, LinkedIn, Zip Recruiter, DICE, Indeed and other niche sites
- Postings on our career portal; leveraging search engines and website traffic management services
- Trusted third-party employment agencies when applicable
To view our current available talent, search our Candidate Library.
How quickly can you provide candidates to consider?
Does Brilliant offer insurance benefits?
In all cases, Brilliant serves as the employer of record for the employees we place at client locations. Under the ACA, we take full responsibility for any required coverages. All full-time equivalent employees (average 30+ hours per week) of the company are eligible for coverage the first of the month following 60 days of employment. The coverages offered are within the standards established under the ACA. Employees on assignment have the same insurance plan options as our internal employees. Details of those plans include:
- HMO, PPO, high deductible PPO, and HSA medical plans
- Dental PPO
- Paid Time Off
- Flexible work arrangements
After the assignment ends, employees are covered on those policies through the last day of the month of termination. Some restrictions apply.