Hiring Guards to Protect River Catchment Areas

One of the ways in which river catchment areas can be protected is by hiring guards. The guards’ responsibility would be to ensure that people don’t undertake prohibited activities in the river catchment areas. The guards would, for instance, ensure that people don’t build on the river catchment areas. The guards would also ensure that people don’t cut the trees in the river catchment areas, among other duties.

Before hiring guards to protect river catchment areas, it is important to figure out where the money to pay them would be coming from. The money can be drawn from local taxes. Or the non-governmental organizations whose work revolves around environmental conservation can chip in…

Having secured the money to be paying the guards, the next step would that of actually recruiting the guards. This may just be  a question of creating an ad, announcing that you are seeking to hire guards for river catchment areas, and inviting interested people to apply. Then you can shortlist the applicants, subject the shortlisted candidates to interviews, and ultimately hire the best ones.

After recruiting the guards, it would be necessary to give them the training they need to be efficient in protecting the river catchment areas.

Once the guards are fully trained, the next step would be to deploy them, to protect the river catchment areas. And having deployed the guards, it would be necessary to create a supervisory framework for them. The goal here would be to ensure that the guards do their work effectively.  It would also be important to ensure that the guards are treated decently in their line of work, if they are to be effective and loyal in their duties. This means giving the guards instructions in a respectful manner, and correcting them respectively when they fail. It also means paying them in a timely manner. You should even consider setting up a portal, where they can be accessing their paystubs, work schedules and benefits information online. The portal can be modeled in a manner similar to the UPSers portal (the one for UPS employees). The said portal is designed to be accessed through the UPSers login page. Upon entering the portal’s URL into their browsers, the Upsers (that is, people who work at UPS) are taken to the login page, where upon signing in, they are able to access their work-related details. You can set up a similar portal for the guards you employ to guard the river catchment areas. The goal would be to get the guards to develop a feeling that theirs is a genuine job – as good as any other. That would be important in being able to retain them in the long run.

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