Michelle Singleton, assistant policy officer for Unison, commented that a variety of benefits can be offered to people through this form of work.
She stated that people could view it as "a necessary thing for general wellbeing and mental health".
At the moment, some of the UK's employers may be dismissing flexible working, believing it represents a "decision between taking your career seriously or taking your home life seriously", the expert continued.
Certain people may wrongly feel that flexible working simply provides something of a "mummy track", Ms Singleton went on to say.
Opportunity Now figures recently suggested that 82 per cent of female workers believe that gender diversity is impacted by the need for them to balance their working life with their families.
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Source: The Sales Director News