Factors perceived to influence employee retention at Kenya pipeline company
It is the responsibility of every organization to attract and retain well motivated workers in order to ensure maximum productivity and in return create employee satisfaction which leads to employee retention. This study aim was to assess the factors perceived to influence employee retention. The variables under investigation included work expectation, organizational culture, work environment, leadership styles, compensation, training and career development, career advancement and work life balance. The research used descriptive cross-sectional survey design. Stratified sampling procedure was applied to the study where 5% of the population was selected. Data was collected using questionnaires. The data was analysed by generating descriptive statistics using tables and charts. The research questions have proven besides work environment and work life balance that seem to be improving, the other key factors attributable to high retention rates at the company as per the study received mixed reaction from the respondent sample leading to the conclusion that there could be other reasons other than what was tested in the study that influence the high retention of employees at the company.