Probing the effects of Career Planning and Reward on Employee Performance and Retention: An empirical Examination

TABIU ABUBAKAR, Abubakar Allumi Nura


The goal of this paper is to determine whether career planning and reward are in anyway related to employee performance. It also examines whether career planning and reward relate to employee retention. A sample of 300 workers of the Ministry of Education Sokoto in Nigeria was purposively selected. It is assumed that supporting the career plans of workers in the said ministry deserves an immediate attention because their initiative could usher in the needed change in salvaging the education system from becoming the shadow of its former self. In the end, the results indicate that two out of the three speculated relationships are established as been significantly correlated and one appeared insignificant. Thus, managers and administrators in public organizations are encourage to ensure good career planning and adequate reward in order to promote high employee performance and retention.


career planning, reward, employee performance, employee retention.

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