North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 488)
Cynthia Thompson, Editor and Publisher of HR Professionals Magazine, joined host John Ray live at SOAHR 2022. Cynthia discussed the wide range of topics her publication covers for HR professionals, including compensation, training, payroll, employment law, recruiting, and talent management. The magazine is distributed to HR professionals in nine states in the Southeast U.S. and has 23,000 digital subscribers and 40,000 readers. Cynthia also discussed why she started the publication, the webinar series offered every Thursday which provides credits for certified HR professionals, and much more.
This show was originally broadcast live from SOAHR 2022, the annual conference of SHRM-Atlanta, held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27th and 28th, 2022.
HR Professionals Magazine
HR Professionals Magazine is a regional HR trade publication distributed to SHRM members and HR professionals in nine Southeastern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. The mission of the publication is to inform and educate HR professionals.
HR Professionals Magazine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
Cynthia Y. Thompson, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Editor and Publisher, HR Professionals Magazine
Cynthia Y. Thompson, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the Principal and Founder of The Thompson HR Firm LLC, a human resources consulting firm in Memphis, TN. The Firm is an HRCI and SHRM-approved provider specializing in HR strategic leadership. Cynthia is also Publisher and Editor of HR Professionals Magazine, a regional HR trade publication distributed to SHRM members and HR professionals in nine Southeastern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. The mission of the publication is to inform and educate HR professionals.
Thompson is a senior human resources executive with more than twenty years of senior human resources experience concentrated in publicly traded companies. She has an MBA and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by SHRM and HRCI. Cynthia received the Human Resources Management Professional Excellence Award presented by the Tennessee SHRM State Council in 2002. She served as President of SHRM-Memphis in 2006 and founded the SHRM-Memphis Executive Roundtable. Cynthia was the recipient of the SHRM-Memphis HR Executive of the Year in 2018 and received the HR Lifetime Achievement Award from SHRM-Memphis in 2019.
She is a member of the faculty at Christian Brothers University in Memphis and teaches Human Resource Management. She also teaches online certification exam prep classes for SHRM and HRCI. She is a frequent speaker on HR leadership at SHRM conferences and HR events.
Cynthia Thompson LinkedIn
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- HR Professionals Magazine and its reach
- How Cynthia started the magazine
- Essential topics it covers
- Educational programs
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