Time appears to be eroding the job-hopping nature of millennials.

A survey of 500 U.S. workers tells us that 91 percent of millennials in the study group long for a full-time job — and 78 percent say they want stability to be a hallmark of that job.

Are they worn out from all that packing up their stuff, trying to remember their new co-workers' names and figuring out how to work the next coffee machine? The survey, released by DeVry University's Career Advisory Board, doesn't offer clues into this shift. It does, however, report that millennials in this survey are showing other characteristics of older generations. For instance:

  • Flexibility in a job isn't more important that "lucrative pay."

  • Weird new management styles, such as the "Holarctic" system that features no anointed managers, don't particularly appeal to millennials.

  • Millennials aren't any more likely than their elders to want to work somewhere that offers such perks as special onsite foods, daycare or wellness perks.

Millennials actually slightly prefer a job that requires them to go to an office more than other generations. While 22 percent of all respondents said they prefer a job where they go to the office on a daily basis, 27 percent of millennials checked yes to this question.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.