Employers will receive applications from negotiations as they would with normal applications ie on the shift applications page. However on the profile card we will call out that this application is based on a negotiated rate. They have two options Accept and Decline
Accept will update the shift rate based on the negotiated rate and book in the locum
Decline will open a modal and allow the employer to type an optional message giving their reason for declining. This message will then be sent to the user where they can either revise their offer or move on.
Will Rate Negotiation encourage more negotiations?
Our data and research shows that over 60% of worked shifts are currently negotiated. The goal of the rate negotiation feature is to cut down on administration time for locums, pharmacies (employers) and Locate a Locum.
The final decision on which rates are accepted still lies with the employer.