A friend who recruits for an investment bank grumbled to me recently about millennial job applicants. He said that at interviews they ask questions like: "Can I leave early on Friday afternoons to go to yoga?" Surveys have shown that most millennials don't want to work all hours. In recent studies by Deloitte and career-monitoring website Comparably, young workers placed "work-life balance" above career progression. Millennials want to get home on time to raise their kids - or at least play Nintendo. During the economic crisis, any employer who got asked about yoga could simply titter and bin the job-seeker's CV. There was always a more desperate candidate. That's changing: with the global economy growing at its fastest since 2011, qualified job seekers are scarce. Finally, they can make demands. IG Metall, Germany's biggest trade union, just struck a deal allowing its members to work 28-hour weeks for up to two years, typically when they have small children. Childcare clearly isn't...

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