Recruitment agencies could be witnessing people from all stages in their career demand flexible working as older workers look to the practice.
According to Dr Graeme Codrington, a futurist at business network Tomorrowtoday.uk.com, the Baby Boomer generation who are coming up to retirement age are choosing to work past this stage but return to part-time work in flexible positions.
"They're going to get a taste for remote working and they're probably going to like it," he claimed.
"Remote working will be driven as much by older generations as younger. For different reasons, they will all want the same thing – and that means it will happen at pace."
Indeed, he added that while Generation Y enters the workforce and expects flexibility to be part of a company's engagement policy, Generation X workers will also look to the practice as they reach middle age and have more family commitments.
Last week, research from Ellipse found that around 80 per cent of UK employees are working sick because of the use of always-on technology.