There are plenty of “obvious” candidates for companies who are doing amazing things to attract, hire and retain great talent within their business. They show up on the pages of HBR, Fast Company and Forbes, either filling our news feeds or staring at us from magazine covers on airport newsstands.

But what about “the rest of us”? If you aren’t a part of those obvious companies, are you relegated to always being a “runner up” in the race for quality talent?

The answer is “no”. Being a smaller, inconspicuous, or even a flat-out “boring” company may actually work to your advantage. Here are seven secrets that allow companies just like yours to compete with the “big dogs” for talent.

See the entire article over at Proactive Talent.