By  on February 7, 2012

Where do online and brick-and-mortar retailers look to hire tech-savvy, merchant-friendly, self-starting, collaborative job candidates? That was the question before an industry panel that included Paul Blum, chief executive officer of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.; Les Berglass, chairman and ceo of Berglass+Associates, and Melissa Payner, then-ceo of Bluefly Inc., moderated by WWD news director Lisa Lockwood.

“Bricks-and-mortar versus Internet is not in our vocabulary,” said Blum. “We’re a lifestyle brand. All technologies and touch points are coming together. It’s changing the language and thinking around the company. We’re looking for people who have adapted to new technologies and changed things where they worked. We don’t want someone who just picked up individual skills.”

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