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Benefits and HRIS Specialist

posted October 19, 2019

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)
Philadelphia, PA
734914 l

About This Job

Opportunity: Benefits and HRIS Specialist

Provide administrative support in the areas of benefits and HRIS by assisting with all benefit programs and the technological aspects of recordkeeping, database management, and monitoring employees while maintaining the security of human resources information for a hotel management company operating in over 20 states employing 6,000 associates.

Potential Career Path

Benefits & HRIS Manager – People Support Senior Manager - Director of People Support

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide administrative support for benefit programs such as health, dental, life insurance, supplemental benefits, short- and long-term disability, 401(k) and other programs that support the well being of our associates.
  • Maximize system capabilities to reduce the administrative burden of recording keeping and human recourses processes for 3 corporate offices and approximately 120 hotel properties.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze technical issues and work with external system support to resolve them.
  • Maintain data integrity through programming and system security measures.
  • Administer back end associate onboarding processes for individual new joiner and/or group of new joiners resulting from new hotel acquisitions.
  • Program multiple health, dental, vision, PTO, and other benefit programs as directed.
  • Build and distribute reports as requested both scheduled and ad-hoc.
  • Work with vendors to stay abreast of system capabilities, resolve system issues and to push for modifications to support the business.
  • Understand and comply with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts and bring deficiencies to the attention of the HR department leader.
  • Conduct webinars on a variety of benefits and HRIS topics for end users.
  • Continually analyze new features to recommend process improvement initiatives including data analysis and functional support.
  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.
  • Practice safe work habits.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or information technology-related field preferred.
  • Two or three years previous HRIS and benefits experience required – UltiPro and ICIMS a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of payroll a plus.
  • Proficiency in Excel required.
  • Work independently as well as in a group when improving, programming or establishing new programs and processes.
  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Work Environment and Context

  • Requires sitting for extended periods, use of hands and fingers to operate computers and keyboards.

What We Believe

People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It


About This Employer

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)

510 Walnut Street 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 238-1046

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About the company

HHM, also known as Hersha Hospitality Management, is an industry-leading hotel management, investment and development firm. HHM provides turn-key management, asset management or receivership solutions for 106 hotels in 19 states, including more than 20 full service hotels and 24 independents.

Join the Legacy of Happiness

It is no coincidence that Hersha means “happy” in ancient Sanskrit. HHM’s rapid growth, focus on associate development and its commitment to serve guests, our associates and the local communities we work in, can make any hospitality career seeker happy.

The Legacy of HHM Happiness

The legacy of happiness symbolizes how HHM was built, namely on a strong foundation of core values: honesty, communication, community, personal growth and achievement. These values combined with a passion to serve others and a respect for every associate’s unique and valuable contributions is what makes us so successful. If you share our values and passion, HHM may be the place for you.


As HHM continues to stretch its properties across the country, we know our success is achieved through the collective and individual contributions of all associates. They are the heart and soul of our business and our ultimate goal is to maintain a culture of happiness in which our values are embedded and career development is encouraged. 


Personal success is individually defined by each associate. HHM supports an individual’s desire to stretch professionally. We provide opportunities across various hotel brands, locations and job functions. As we grow, you grow.

At HHM, we are proud to employ some of the best in the industry.