Moving to a new company is always a risk — especially in the home service industry. Most plumbing and HVAC techs have horror stories to tell around the water cooler about anything from unpredictable work environments to suspicious paychecks. We have compiled a list of the five most common fears that technicians have when they join a new company, and what Radiant does to address those fears.
Is Their Payment Process Transparent?
One of the biggest fears technicians have when they join a new company in the home service industry has to do with money. This is the case for good reason. It’s not uncommon in our industry for technicians to be unsure of how much they are owed on a monthly basis, with no way of knowing if they are being ripped off. Most companies have adopted the “you make what you make” ethos, leaving their employees with more questions than answers. Radiant does things a little differently. We pay our employees every week. Our rockstar payroll team creates weekly payroll previews that are sent directly to all team members. It gives the technicians a chance to reflect on their week’s work, see how much they’re owed for each job and ask questions. The key here is that this is all done before payroll is processed, leaving room for dialogue between technicians and managers to get on the same page. Transparency is integral to how we operate and managers work closely with their team to help them understand our pay plan.
Will Relocating Be Difficult?
Moving across the country to start over is a daunting prospect for even the most experienced of technicians. Yet dozens relocate to Austin, TX every year to join Radiant. Migrating to The Lone Star State often evokes the phrase “Gone to Texas”, applied to the likes of Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, and other Texas revolutionaries. But today, the popular phrase is more applicable than ever, with an increasing number of technicians moving to Texas looking for new beginnings and a new adventure. At Radiant, we’re not just looking for the best guy around, we want the right guy. That’s why we recruit nationwide, and when we decide to hire someone, we commit to them 100%. You will not get the job offer if we are not completely certain that Radiant is the perfect fit for you. Our recruitment team helps soon-to-be Austinites research the best places to live and they are more than happy to share insights on the Austin area. Many positions we’re hiring for comes with a sign-on bonus to help new transplants find their feet.
When it comes to relocation, you want options. Radiant recently expanded into the San Antonio area, giving new applicants the Alamo City as a relocation option. Any Texan will tell you, Austin and San Antonio, TX are quite different. Between these two options, you’re bound to find a neighborhood that works for you and your family. Radiant also has sister companies across the country including Denver, CO, Spokane, WA, and Albuquerque, NM. You will find the same amazing workplace culture, team mentality, and high paying wages at all these locations.
Will There Be Room For Personal and Professional Growth?
Many technicians get to a point in their career where they feel like they’re running in place. They’re not moving up in their company and they work their fingers to the bone for little pay. Their personal and professional growth is completely stunted. At Radiant, we’re committed to ensuring personal and professional growth of all employees. We’re not competitive, we’re team focused. Managers have weekly one-on-one meetings with every single member of their team to ensure they have the tools and support needed to grow. Radiant is all about growth. As the business grows, opportunities appear for those seeking advancement, but more importantly every single manager’s #1 focus is to ensure that team members are getting the training they need to achieve all of their business and personal goals.
Radiant is the definition of stability. We’ve been serving communities across Central Texas for over 20 years. If you’re a plumbing or HVAC professional who’s ready to take your career to the next level, discover a Radiant career today. If you have a great attitude, our offices in Austin and San Antonio would love to have you.