It isn’t just the big firms that are able to make an impact in the recruitment agency business.

In fact, industry newcomers that are reputable and profitable constantly bring new energy and drive up efficiency scales in the hiring landscape.

That is why the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016 lauded the region's most successful young recruitment agencies.

APBA bagged gold at the Singapore edition of the awards, while Aryan Search took home the silver award.

"In April 2016, APBA clinched the Gold award for Best New Recruitment Agency at the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016," APBA stated.

"Focusing on innovative and effective recruitment campaigns, technology, advertising and talent acquisition strategies, this is a prestigious award that honours excellence in HR recruitment. The work of best recruitment players were scrutinised by 25 acclaimed HR presidents and directors."

At the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016, Hong Kong, JOBDOH won the gold honour for being the nation's best new recruitment agency, with the silver awarded to Xpand Group.


JOBDOH won in the HR Asia Recruitment Awards 2016 in 3 categories: Thanks for all !!

— JOBDOH (@JOBDOH) April 13, 2016

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.

The Malaysia edition of Asia Recruitment Awards 2016 saw Monroe Consulting Group crowned the gold winner.

The executive recruitment company, which specialises in emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region, was also a finalist in the Best Recruitment Innovation by a Recruitment Agency categories.

“To be nominated in both categories after less than two years of operations in Malaysia was an achievement in itself,” said Monica Viladot, managing director, Monroe Malaysia.

“To win Best New Recruitment Agency is incredible and a reflection of the hard work our dedicated team of consultants have undertaken. As managing director, it is a pleasure to work with such an amazing team of professional recruiters, which I believe are the key to our success in Malaysia.”

All entries submitted were judged by a pool of more than 60 senior HR practitioners from the corporate and public sector across Asia.

For this category, the judges looked for the best recruitment agency which has been in business for not more than three years, but managed to deliver exemplary value and quantifiable results similar to those of big agencies.

For the full list of winners, as well as more photos from the awards, visit our regional pages: Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia.

Stay posted to Human Resources magazine for details on how these winning campaigns were executed.