Tandem

Eastside Vocational Services, Inc.

Tandem is a trusted partner division of Eastside Vocational Services. We are a team of professionals serving our community since 2003, by doing our part to prevent work injury and disability, reducing workplace risk, and assisting employers to develop clear and effective return-to-work processes.

Transitional Recovery

Ergonomic & Hazard

Job Analysis

Why Tandem?

Claim Guidance

Workforce Wellness

Tandem Workforce Solutions

Tandem Workforce Solutions works to help employers design return-to-work practices that save money and protect culture.

Our employer-direct approach improves the workplace through a partnership with your business and our knowledgeable team to identify areas needing change and formulate plans for improvement..

The Tandem division of Eastside Vocational Services is ready to meet your company’s needs. Serving customers since 2003, our team of certified professionals have seen it all, and we are excited to help your company reduce risk, improve culture, decrease turnover, and create a better quality of life at work!

Your Employees are Your Greatest Investment

Work in-Tandem with us to build practices that protect your people and the health of your company.

Employees are often considered the greatest investment of a business for many reasons!

  • Productivity and Efficiency: Well-trained and motivated employees can significantly boost productivity and efficiency within an organization. They are the ones responsible for executing tasks, meeting deadlines, and delivering results.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Employees directly interact with customers and clients, playing a crucial role in shaping their experience with the company. Satisfied and engaged employees are more likely to provide excellent customer service, leading to increased customer loyalty and retention.
  • Company Culture and Reputation: Employees contribute to the overall culture and reputation of a company. A positive work environment, where employees feel valued, respected, and supported, can attract top talent and enhance the company’s brand image.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: In today’s fast-paced business environment, adaptability and resilience are essential qualities for success. Employees who are adaptable and resilient can help the company navigate challenges, embrace change, and thrive in uncertain times.

Overall, employees are the lifeblood of a business; driving its success, growth, and sustainability. Investing in their development and well-being not only benefits the individuals but also the company as a whole.

Innovation & Creativity

Employees are often the source of new ideas and innovations within a company. By fostering a culture that encourages creativity and initiative, businesses can harness the collective brainpower of their workforce to stay competitive and adapt to changing market demands.

Long-Term Success

Investing in employees’ training, development, and well-being is an investment in the long-term success of the company. Companies that prioritize their employees’ growth and satisfaction are more likely to retain top talent, reduce turnover costs, and maintain a competitive edge in the market.

Skills & Expertise

Employees bring a diverse set of skills and expertise to a company. Their knowledge and experience are invaluable assets that can drive innovation, problem-solving, and growth.

Employers

We empower employers to create healthy return-to-work cultures in their organizations. We’ve worked with businesses of all sizes, independent contractors, multinational corporations and government agencies and we strive to meet the unique needs of each employer.  

Prevent the Unnecessary

Reduce the burden of workplace injuries with a Tandem plan. Return your employees to work sooner by focusing on disability prevention with early intervention.

Cost Reduction

Tandem helps your business prevent costs, delays, confusion, and unnecessary duration of returning employees to work. Our proven process drives a clear return-to-work path.

Tools & Coaching

Tandem aims to design simple and stimulating return-to-work practices. These include development of tools, coaching, co-process creation, and employee engagement.

Is Tandem Right for Your Company?

We work with many different industries. But all of our clients highly value their culture and are committed to investing in their return-to-work practices.

Tandem Services

Transitional Recovery Program

The Transitional Recovery Program (TRP) offered by our team is a proactive solution to Workplace Risk Management and provides key guidance for navigating Return-to-Work successfully.

A TRP serves as a customized playbook for return-to-work within your company. Simplifying the process for employee and employer, ensuring that employees are valued, and employers are prepared for what comes next. A well maintained TRP will increase retention, reduce confusion, and reduce the risk of un-necessary duration and costs related to claims.

The TRP guides the employer through the process of identifying return-to-work options for an employee while recovering from an injury.

Key Features

This process is multi-faceted and includes the following key features:

  • Risk Evaluation & Ergonomic Assessments (to reduce risk/prevention)
  • Job Analysis (JA) Bank Development
  • Education/training on the importance of a JA the purposes of it in a work injury claim.
  • Analysis of Transitional recovery positions & development of supporting TRP playbook/guide
  • Training for staff on how to use the TRP: Management/HR & Employees
  • Implementation and guidance from our team during the first few months of this program.

Job Analysis & Development (JA Bank)

A Job Analysis (JA) is a detailed summary of job duties, expectations, physical requirements, and educational requirements of a position. This document is used to clarify the duties and expectations of a position to ensure all parties are clear and accepting of all requirements.

JAs are also used as a tool in hiring new employees and throughout the return-to-work process to determine an employee’s fitness to perform a position.

Ergonomic Consultation & Job Hazard Analysis

Ergonomic Evaluations and Job Hazard Analyses reduce the risk of injury or occupational disease. These services provide education to staff on healthy habits in the workplace, situational awareness, recommendations to reduce risk on the worksite, and physical wellness training related to positions and physical responsibilities.

Claim Guidance

Navigating an industrial injury claim can be difficult, confusing, and time consuming. Our team of VRC’s provide clear guidance and knowledge of the claims process, the ability to walk through the steps of return-to-work, review of available employer benefits, and assistance in provider communication to streamline this process for the employer.

The VRC can also be a resource to the worker, to help answer questions and to address concerns with the employer should they arise.

Workforce Wellness Initiatives

A Workforce Wellness Initiative brings value and appreciation to your team and creates a culture focused on safety, physical and mental wellness for all members of your team. Employers who implement a Workforce Wellness Initiative often see less employee turnover, increased productivity, decreased downtime due to illness/injury/mental wellness, and an increased desire to be at work.

The purpose of this initiative is to provide resources to the workforce which can positively impact their physical and mental health.

Programs like this one can vary dependent on the company goals, core values, scope of work and benefits provided. Our team curates each Workforce Wellness Initiative specific to the company and their teams, as each are unique.