Recruiting the best candidates amid today's highly competitive recruitment landscape is definitely not easy. Despite that, winners of the Best Recruitment Agency category at the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016 proved they have mastered the art of hiring well.

At the awards in Singapore - hosted at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on April 13 - Xpand Group stood out among the other recruitment agencies, clinching the gold award in the category.

We are absolutely thrilled to have won GOLD for Best Recruitment Agency #ARA2016! pic.twitter.com/2BOaLg3Zmi

— Xpand Singapore (@XpandSingapore) April 13, 2016 Commenting on the win, Xpand Group wrote: "We are extremely honoured and proud to have been recognised at this level across the region, which is a testament to the passion and goals that our teams share.

"These industry awards are an endorsement of our commitment to delivering a superior candidate experience within our specialisms across all of our geographies."

The silver award was tied between ScienTec Consulting and Randstad, while ACI HR Solutions and Intellisearch Recruitment Services shared the bronze award.

“We believe that our success is the result of our determination to constantly redefine best practices, to challenge the status-quo and encourage breakthrough thinking," said Karen Tok, CEO of ScienTec Consulting.

"There is no idea that is too small or too ridiculous in ScienTec, and our team members strive to raise the bar in all that we do, to create a compelling experience for both external clients and internal employees. We invest heavily in people development, put in place quality assurance systems, and engineer an engaging and rewarding environment for our cross-generational workforce to ensure great team synergy."

“We shall continue to steer our highly engaged team into the next frontier.” added Tok.

Randstad, in fact, also took home the bronze award over at the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016, Malaysia.

Held at the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral in April this year, the Malaysia edition of the awards saw ManpowerGroup crowned the gold winner after having captured the hearts of the judges 

#GOLD Best Recruitment Agency! #ARA2016 pic.twitter.com/L9cj4lmyeM

— ManpowerGroup MY (@ManpowerMY) April 19, 2016

EPS wasn't far behind, taking home the silver award at the prestigious Awards ceremony.