Rate Grids are essentially the organization of a tenant’s various rate attributes. The building blocks of a rate grid include rate groups, which are made up of rates.
Before rate grids can be configured and associated to job posting templates, the individual components that make up the rate grid must be in place. At minimum this includes rate categories, rates, and rate groups. For customers using rate components, those must also be configured and associated to their respective rates.
Rate groups can’t be associated to Job Postings because they’re not associated to suppliers or sites. They must be associated to Rate Grids, which are then associated to Job Posting templates.
The elements that make up a Rate Grid are visible on the Supplier Rates tab of a job posting.
When a job posting is created, the system automatically pulls the appropriate rate from the rate grid and displays this requested rate to the supplier based on both the site the buyer has selected and the suppliers that are receiving the job posting distribution.
For example, if Mavis creates a Job Posting using the Network Engineer Rate Grid, it automatically pulls the appropriate rate from the grid based on the parameters she sets in the Job Posting.
So if her Job Posting Template is 'Network Engineer' and her site is 'Chicago, IL,' the rate grid uses that information to send a specific rate of 100 per hour to the suppliers to start sourcing Network Engineers in Chicago.