Nezekolizibe Titus, Gogo Rachael Adiza
Abstract: Motivation of employees is seen to be an indisputable force which propels employees commitment towards attainment of organizations goal. It has become obvious that the sustainability, profitability and growth of any organization is not without the human element which is cardinal. The main purpose of this work is to stress on the vital role motivation plays in defining the performance and retention of skilled, experienced, and highly qualified employees in the organization in order to save it from the cost of labor turnover as witnessed in present day business establishment. The study ended with a recommendations which include; recognition of great work done by employees, effective communication, allowing some level of autonomy for employees to exercise.
Keywords: Motivation, employee performance, employee retention, Need, Goal