Having a rigorous assessment and selection technique to the recruitment process, is the key to staff retention and engagement.

That is why the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016 lauded the firms who have mastered the art of recruitment at the best recruitment evaluation technique category.

All gold winners for the three regions were from the banking industry.

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group won gold in Singapore and the silver in Hong Kong, while DBS Bank took home the gols award in Hong Kong.

Commenting on the win, Maximilian Then, Head of Resourcing Singapore & Hong Kong at ANZ said, "Enhancing our evaluation techniques has enabled ANZ to screen quality candidates faster, efficiently honing in on specifically tailored role requirements, removing the opportunity for unconscious bias and adding extra emphasis on some of our core people priorities, including gender equality and developing local talent."

HSBC was the gold award winner in Malaysia.

The Asia Recruitment Awards, held for the second consecutive year, are the region’s premier awards for recognising and rewarding excellence in recruitment, across in-house recruitment teams as well as recruitment agencies, held in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

In the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016, Singapore, GroupM was awarded silver and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore won the bronze award.

GroupM was also awarded silver in the Malaysia edition of the awards, while Majlis Amanah Rakyat won bronze.

“GroupM has, for several years, been walking the talk on recruiting, by investing in tools, technology, and talented people. It has been very satisfying to see our strategy validated and the hard work of the APAC team recognised, beyond our industry,” said Michael Wright, head of talent acquisition in Asia Pacific, GroupM.

In the Hong Kong edition of the awards, GroupM also clinched the bronze award.