Demand for advice on working from home could soon be on the rise, as one expert predicts a boom in the employment trend over the coming years.

Matt Oakley, chairman of the British Council for Offices research committee, said that home working is a good way for companies to hold on to their most valuable staff.

“It is more about employers giving their employees the opportunity to work from the best possible place, whether it be at a desk, from one office or a number of offices,” he explained.

Mr Oakley pointed out that that there will be more “flexible and multi-locational workers” as the amount of employees expected to be at their desks five days a week is in decline.

Liz Morris, director of consultancy and training at Working Families, recently suggested that flexible working conditions are just as important for bosses as they are for their workers.

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Published on: July 25, 2011