A study has found more workers are leaving their jobs due to workplace bullying

Workplace bullying leads to higher and unexplained turnover rates, according to new research conducted by HR group, Reventure.

A second annual study of more than 1,000 Australian workers found that employees are responding to stress bought on by work-life balance, changes to technology and workplace distractions – as well as bullying from internal and external sources.

“The advice from employers is to provide support in industries that face abuse from the public, and for employees to speak up about workplace bullying wherever the source,” Lead researcher of Reventure, Dr Lindsay McMillan, said.