Kelly Duke Staffing® is a specialized recruiting firm dedicated to sourcing and placing professionals in the Engineering, Consulting and Manufacturing industries.
The driving forces at Kelly Duke Staffing® are to provide services based on:
Meet Our Team
President | Recruiter
I am a recruiting expert with 15+ years specializing in the engineering, consulting, and manufacturing industries. I started Kelly Duke Staffing® in 2015 with a simple mission – to connect employers with the best possible candidates. Prior to starting my firm, I worked 10 years for a recruiting firm specializing in the engineering, consulting, and manufacturing industries. My passion for engineering and manufacturing is because: 1) engineers are wicked SMART 2) engineers have a keen sense of humor and 3) engineers are always generous in sharing their wisdom. I love to learn, especially when it comes to science; for example, I read scientific journals for fun and I will listen earnestly when someone one wants to talk tech. Prior to recruiting, I spent 10 years in healthcare administration. Healthcare, the human body, and science are fascinating and when coupled with patients and doctors it’s the perfect storm. Like engineers, I’m captivated by doctors and can talk for days about treatments and procedures.
My enthusiasm for recruiting is because I can identify with my candidates and clients, I know what drives them, what makes them laugh, cry, and I’m fortunate to see them through the many seasons of their lives. I enjoy developing long-lasting relationships which have often spanned more than a decade. Many former candidates often became hiring managers, entrusting me with their team’s search needs.
My motivation everyday is to be a trusted, valued partner to my current and future candidates and clients.
I am from and have lived in Oklahoma most of my life. I live in my childhood home with my husband. My son and daughter have given me four grandchildren who I love seeing and spending time with often. Some of my favorite hobbies include quilting and various hand work.
Throughout my career, I have interacted with and assisted people in fulfilling their needs. My job was to make their life better. Working at Kelly Duke Staffing will allow me to continue helping people reach their goals and meet their needs.
I love helping others and feel it is a privilege to work in an environment where good ethics, integrity and meaningful interaction is not only encouraged but also practiced.
My goal and desire are to place the right person in the right position that fulfills their and the employers’ needs. I am looking forward to this new and exciting journey that will allow me to continue helping people.
“Kelly helped me land an engineering position many years ago. Since then, we have stayed in contact as my career has advanced. I have confidence in her abilities as a recruiter and have recommended her to many other engineers. She has always been professional, dedicated, and is an excellent communicator.”
“I went to Kelly looking for a technical writing job in OKC, and within a month she found a great position for me at Devon Energy. Very professional, helpful, and good to work with, I highly recommend Kelly.”
“I have been a client of Kelly’s for over 8 years. Whenever we had engineering openings, she was at the top of our list to contact. Kelly asks lots of questions to ensure she knows exactly what type of candidates to present to us. She is very thorough and wants to learn as much as she can about the position: job duties, work environment, structure of the team, knowing who they will be working for, etc. She has excellent follow-up skills as well. I highly recommend her as a technical recruiter.”
“Kelly has done great work for me – she really understands a person’s strengths and plays to that to find good placements. I would strongly recommend her to anyone on the hunt for a new job or a new employee. In my experience, my employers and I have both benefited from Kelly’s expertise.”
“I have worked with Kelly for almost 10 years. She has always been extremely helpful for any engineering / technical position that we are trying to fill. She seems to always be able to find excellent candidates, even though some of our positions fit in a very specific market. I would highly recommend putting Kelly at the top of your recruiter list and giving her a shot at filling current open positions.”
“When I met Kelly, I had been unemployed for 7 months in a bad economy. She met with me to learn about who I am and found part-time employment (which soon turned into a full time position) with a great company for me in no time. Later, she helped me again to find some extra work with a moon lighting job that I was well suited for.”
“I was living in Virginia but wanted to move back to my home state of Oklahoma. Mrs. Duke worked tirelessly at finding me a position. Not only did she give me her cell phone number, she actually answered! She walked me through every step and I was never uninformed. She is a recruiting ninja. I highly recommend Kelly!”
“Kelly is very thorough when placing a candidate with an employer. She really took time to make sure that the company she presented me to was going to be a good career fit. Kelly was diligent in keeping communication open between myself and the company through the entire interview and on-boarding process. She even followed up with me and my manager after placement on a few occasions to be sure everything was going well. I honestly do not know of any other agency or recruiter that is more dedicated to finding the right fit than her. I would definitely recommend her to job seekers.”
“Kelly helped me in the past and is extremely professional and great at finding the right candidates for the position. I would highly recommend giving her a shot at either finding you a new position or helping you fill a current open position.
Kelly has delivered top quality candidates for our open positions time and time again. She has always been very diligent in finding the type employees that not only can excel within our organization, but that have the high moral and ethical characteristics that we demand of our team.”
“I had a great experience while working with Kelly. She was knowledge and prompt in all of our communications and greatly assisted me in finding a great company to work for. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again or recommend her to anyone I know. Couldn’t of asked for anyone better.”