Our mission is to provide value added staffing solutions for our clients, today and in the future, with an uncompromising dedication to service and an adherence to the highest ethical standards.



During 1984 our managing director established a company called Mc Phillyn Labour Brokers. It was an agency that exclusively rendered  staffing services for disadvantaged people in the Free State. For more than two years they successfully placed disadvantaged employees at employers. Due to the poor remuneration structures for such people on whom the fees were calculated, the company targeted the broader labour market and changed its corporate indentity to Du Plessis & Partners Personnel (generally called "Duplessis Personnel"). Due to our ongoing commitment to rendering a service to disadvantaged people and the broader community, we are proud to say that no other agency recorded as many affirmative action placements than Duplessis & Personnel during the past nearly three decades in central South Africa. With our centralised operational structure we've  empowered thousands of  individuals.
BEE STATUS. We are accredited as a “level four contributor ” having broad-based black economic empowerment procurement recognition of 100%.


Cost-effective solutions

Our centralised operational structure enables us to operate with an overhead cost which is far lower than the average staffing firm.  We are able to provide a more comprehensive compensation package for hard-to-find candidates, enhancing our ability to locate the right person for the job, while at the same time offering our clients highly competitive billing rates.


Recruitment Capabilities

Although many companies advertise nationally, Duplessis & Personnel  operational structure is designed to cost-effectively recruit and place candidates on a national basis. Rather than rely on a loosely affiliated network of company owned or franchised branch offices, our centralised recruitment structure enables us to ensure a consistent level of quality in our placements.  Our centralised bank of candidates means that all appropriate job opportunities irrespective of location are reviewed, increasing the likelihood that a job order will be filled.


Selection Capabilities & Risk Assessment


We are a fully accredited to perform Criminal  and Credit Verification/checks on any candidate you want to appoint via the AFISwitch electronic system. Results will be available within 48 hours. By appointing one of our candidates, no additional fees will be charged for these services.
Our verification department specialises in credential verifications and risk assessments addressing the following:

  • Criminal Record
  • Qualifications
  • Credit Record
  • Drivers Licenses
  • Identity verification
  • Membership of organisations
  • Reference Checks

In essence, credential verification & risk assesment is probably the first tool to be applied in the personnel selection process in every organisation.
It is vital to any company to know who is employed in every department, specifically high-risk areas such as financial departments, security departments etc., the employees is after all the heartbeat of a company.
We maintain the highest levels of independent objectivity and integrity at highly competitive rates if this service is rendered separately.
All information is treated as highly confidential and forwarded to the client in the most secure manner.
We undertake all assignments with the utmost discretion and regard for the employer-employee and company-client relationship.
The investigations will be conducted in the strictest confidence. No findings will be divulged to any third parties without your express permission. We will report only to you or your designated representative.


Experience leads us to use different approaches in interviewing candidates, pending on the job description and job specification. Nevertheless, all our interviews includes a “case study” phase whereby candidates have to reveal their abilities and behavior in “real time” situations from their past. This is also verified by means of  reference checks.
We are further in the enviable position to have formed associations with highly respected professional individuals and firms such as Industrial Psychologists who guide and assist us in selecting the most appropriate psychometric tests for a specific position or organisation on request.


Our Database

Utilising traditional recruitment methods and state-of-the-art technology, Duplessis Personnel has built a comprehensive database of over 15000 candidates, including designated candidates, thus providing our clients with staffing solutions in all disciplines.