Need Intel on Competitors? Job Hoppers Can Bring Fresh Insight Written by Mark Kraemer on 7/20/2016 3:05 AM in Business Tips, Hiring Tips, Employee Management, Workplace Management Tips. It has 0 Comments. Looking for a higher degree of competitive information on specific companies in your industry? One innovative idea is to hire job hoppers who carry a staggering amount of knowledge and expertise with them from job to job. First, read on for a job-hopper definition and some Minnesota workplace management tips on how to hire them. Definition In the past into the present day, job-hopping has had negative connotations to hiring managers and recruiters. A job hopper is an employee who accrues a history of different employers within a short amount of time. Employers do not expect today's college graduate to stay at a job two years. These days, job-hoppers may be looking at other employment opportunities because they are talented and are recruited for higher positions, not because they are disloyal or selfish. Competitive Knowledge Job-hoppers bring to the table an expansive amount of expertise culled from previous jobs, including a competitor's best practices, industry-specific contacts and beneficial innovative procedures. If a new employee comes in and can demonstrate considerable cost savings by utilizing a new procedure, wouldn't it be worth the investment? If a new employee has changed jobs within different industries, this could benefit your company by bringing new best practices used to innovate the industry and broaden your company's overall knowledge. Hiring Job-hoppers may not need a large training investment as they come with knowledge gained from previous jobs. Recruiting is easier because job-hoppers are familiar with salaries and benefits. Minnesota Comp Advisor has the Minnesota workplace management tips you need to hire the best employee talent for your company. Discover how we can help you today.