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Winners and photos: Asia Recruitment Awards 2016, Malaysia

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With a total of eight trophy wins in the bag, Maybank won the Grand Winner's prize for excellence by an in-house recruitment team, at the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016, hosted at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Malaysia tonight.

Leading up to this first prize, the Maybank team won trophies across categories, such as gold for best employer brand development; gold for best recruitment advertising strategy; and silver for best regional recruitment programme.

Among the recruitment agencies, the Grand Winner's prize was swept up by ManpowerGroup, consequent to six trophy wins, such as golds for best client service and best candidate experience; silver for best recruitment innovation; and bronze for best recruitment consultant (Manpreet Kaur); among others.

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.

[View the full list of winners]

Among the in-house recruitment teams, notable performances were put in by British American Tobacco, IHS Global, and GroupM, that triumphed in a number of categories, such as gold for best graduate recruitment programme; gold for best career website; and gold for best use of recruitment technology, respectively.

Noteworthy mentions also go out to EPS,, and Accendo among the recruitment agencies, that took victory across a number of categories, such as gold for best recruitment consultant (Priscilla Chong Chia Chin); gold for best recruitment innovation; and bronze for best client service, respectively.

Check out some pictures from the event here: [for more photos, see our Facebook page]

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Strong gold finishes were also displayed by Great Eastern Life (best candidate experience), HSBC (best recruitment evaluation technique), and Intel (best in-house recruitment team, followed by Felda Global Ventures for silver).

Silver was handed out to SAP (for best employer brand development and best career website), and to Forefront International (for best recruitment advertising strategy) - the latter also won gold for best use of digital media.

WATCH: Video highlights of Asia Recruitment Awards 2016, Malaysia

Majlis Amanah Rakyat, Mah Sing Group, Alliance Bank, Nestlé, Ambition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Media Prima also proved their mettle with bronze wins.

Other recruitment teams (both in-house and agencies) that were strong contenders include Monroe Consulting Group, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Reckitt Benckiser, and Randstad.

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