THE growing economy has prompted a Redditch recruitment agency to add to its team of specialists.

Payroll expert Rachel Rees-Jones has joined eResponse Recruitment, based in Church Green West, as payroll co-ordinator to help support rising numbers of new workers the firm is placing into local businesses.

Rachel, 29, who is working towards her association of accounting technicians qualification, has also been brought in to oversee the new workplace pension auto-enrolment scheme on behalf of the firm’s clients who now have to automatically enrol staff.

They apply to anyone aged between 22 and the state pension age, earning more than £10,000 a year.

Dave Alekna, payroll and finance manager at eResponse, said: “Rachel is a strong addition to our already experienced team and I’m delighted to have her on board.

“An important element of Rachel’s role will be to support our clients with their workplace pension schemes, making sure everyone gets the right wages they’ve worked hard for.”