Clay C. Scroggin

Clay C. Scroggin

For the past 15 years Clay C. Scroggin has worked in the human resources software industry. During that time Clay and those he has worked with have helped hundreds of companies with their HR software selection process. Clay's latest project is CompareHRIS.com, a site dedicated to assiting HR professionals with their search, selection, evaluation, implementation, and use of HR software.

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The Use and Value of HRIS System or HRMS Software Benefit Statements

In many cases, your employees don’t pay attention to how much you, the employer, are paying out for benefits. They start paying attention only after they hear about COBRA rates. A popular feature that is included with every HRIS product is benefit statements.

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Tips on Selecting Human Resource Applications

Most Human Resource Information System (HRIS) industry articles are going to tell you that the first step in selecting a Human Resource Software (HRS) is to determine your needs, which is often easier said than done. Until you have an understanding of what the various Human Resource (HR) products are capable of, it can be difficult to know exactly what you require.

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Setting Up Security Groups And Access To Your HRIS, HRMS Or HR Software

I am not an IT person so I can’t speak intelligently about how hosted, SQL or other database applications HRIS, HRMS or HR Software applications rank on a security scale. What I want to address with this article is a few important tips on setting up security groups or SQL roles for your HR Software application.

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Typical small business HRMS Systems Attendance tracking capabilities and limitations

Over the years, I have reviewed a large number of small business HRIS Systems and HRMS systems. I see that when it comes to tracking time off and leave accruals, most are very similar in their capabilities as well as their limitations. The purpose of this article is to discuss both the capabilities and limitations of each.

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Open Source

In December of 2008, I was emailed by a writer with HR Magazine and asked for my opinion on open source HR software. Truthfully, I didn’t know much about the subject or the products when I first received the email. I set up a meeting for the next week and then began doing some research.

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HRMS Systems - Consider Years in Business and Number of Installs

I believe it is important to consider the number of years in business and installs with regard to HRMS systems applications. Frankly, it’s an important consideration with any purchase you make.

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HRIS Systems Implementation Tips

During my fifteen years of selling and implementing HRIS software and HRM software applications, I have been surprised at how much effort HR departments put into selecting the HRMS software or HRMS Payroll software application and how little effort they place on ensuring a successful HRIS software implementation.

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HRIS help from Human Resource Software Tech Support Departments

How to get the most help from HRIS tech support Departments This advice, while directed toward HRIS support help, can and should be applied to any system you are seeking technical help on. As the HRIS user of the software, there are steps you should take to resolve any problems you may be having with your HR system.

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Selling HRMS Software and HRIS Systems is Hard!

If you have been selling HRMS Software, HRIS systems or HR software for any amount of time, I am certain you will agree with most of what I have written here. If you are new to the industry, get ready for a lot of heart break. In fact, I challenge anyone to offer a product that is harder to sell than HRMS Software, HRIS systems or HR software.

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Human Resources Software Report Writing Defined

Much of the benefit from using a Human resources Software application will be derived from data you can pull from the system. In determining needs with prospects, I have seen statements related to report writing more often than any other. The purpose of this article is to define how you should view the human resources software you will evaluate as it relates to report writing capabilities.

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Interview Tips for Sales Professionals

Early on in my career, I was awful at interviewing, probably still am today. I’m not sure why but I would get nervous and end up saying something stupid during those awkward moments of silence.

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HRMS System and Payroll Interfaces Defined

During your search and evaluations of payroll HRIS Systems or HRMS payroll software applications, you will hear a great deal about interfaces. The purpose of this article is to explain in detail how they are typically used.

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HRMS Software Employee Self Service (ESS) Defined

This is a discussion of Typical HRMS Software ESS Options

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Should you purchase your Payroll HRIS system from a value added reseller, VAR?

Many business software companies offer sales, consulting and training services for their HRIS systems or combined Payroll HRIS systems through other independent companies, called business partners or value added resellers, AKA VAR’s. The question addressed with this article is are you better off to work directly with the vendor or working with one of their partners? The answer, just like most things, depends.

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HRIS Training, What’s the Best Type?

What type of HRIS training works best? As you start talking to HRIS or HRMS software vendors, you will likely be presented with a variety of options for getting you and your staff trained on the new system. The four typical methods of HRIS application training are self training, online classes, classroom training, and onsite training but which is the best?

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