The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will segment the trustee population to ensure their needs are met as part of the 21st century trusteeship programme.
Speaking at the OPDU Annual General Meeting TPR's non-executive chairman Mark Boyle said training and support needs will differ between lay and professional trustees.
"Training is important and in 2016 we will set out a clear portrait of what being a trustee should look like," he said. "We will need to segment trustees as the needs of trustees differ between lay and professional trustees. We will be giving clear messages as to what good practice should look like."
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"They will be able to build up a history of their assessments and the learning needs analysis tool will help them identify where their knowledge gaps exists and how they can address them," he said.
Boyle said a new corporate plan would be launched in the spring which will be "bolder, punchier and more focused."
Key priorities for TPR will include supporting the raft of small and micro employers hitting their staging dates over the coming two years. However, he remains positive and cites the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) "Workie" campaign for raising awareness of the issue among the target group.
"We know this group is more likely to leave their preparation to the last minute and may need a nudge to get things done," he said. "One of the biggest barriers to compliance is lack of awareness and this is why the "Workie" campaign is so important."
He continued: "Workie is working as we have seen a fourfold increase in the number of employers visiting our website and eight out of ten remember seeing or hearing the adverts. Auto-enrolment is a priority for us but the outlook is positive with compliance so far remaining above 90%."
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