Meet the people who are helping our customers create a more sustainable food future. Rachel Casey, senior payroll and human resources specialist based in Raleigh, North Carolina, joined TKXS by TELUS Agriculture about two years ago.
When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking with her husband and volunteering at a local dog shelter.
What is your role at TELUS Agriculture?
I run payroll and 401k processes for TKXS. I’m also one of the project leads doing implementation and testing for our upcoming TELUS Agriculture human resources system.
What drew you to this business?
I grew up around agriculture. We lived in Indiana, my dad worked at NuFarm for 30 years, and I went to Purdue, a global leader in agriculture. However, I didn’t study agriculture. I majored in law and society, with a minor in forensic science. After working in a coroner’s office and then, for Homeland Security, I wanted something a little less stressful. I pivoted to human resources. When the opportunity at TKXS came up, I started looking at all those agricultural client names and logos I knew so well and thought, this is a great fit.
What is the best career advice you’ve been given?
Speak out. Seriously, before I worked at TKXS, I was accustomed to being given a task and then doing it without question. No one wanted to hear my advice or opinions, so I didn’t offer them. Here, my managers want to hear what I have to say. They encourage me to “Speak out.” It’s really helped me grow my confidence.
What do you want people to know about us?
This really is a great place to work. People genuinely care about you. They ask about your life outside of work. Also, everyone here is very approachable – which is refreshing. That’s not the case at every company.
If there was a billboard outside the office, what would it say?
Your ideas are welcome here.