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Employer Branding 101 | 6 Steps to Localize Your Employee Value Proposition

Companies expanding across borders must grapple with a crucial question: Should they stick with a one-size-fits-all global employee value proposition (EVP), or tailor it to fit the unique needs of local markets and talent pools?

The answer lies in understanding the importance of local nuances and taking strategic steps to localize your EVP effectively.

Here are six essential steps to consider –

1.       Leadership with Local Insight

Ensure your EVP leadership team has the right experience and openness to local perspectives. Immersing themselves in local markets, listening, and engaging with regional teams will provide invaluable insights. A command and control model reduces autonomy and speed of execution.

2.       Crafting a Strong Business Case

Make a strong case for EVP localization by demonstrating how it aligns with organizational goals and how it will positively impact the brand. It doesn’t always require hefty budgets; strategic thinking can go a long way.

3.       Assessing Global Fit

Evaluate your global EVP to determine its suitability for local markets. Internal or external assessments can help identify areas for adjustment or improvement. For example, some phrases and words in the EVP may not resonate or have a different connotation locally. Imagery can also be perceived differently.

4.       Addressing Key Challenges

Before embarking on localization, address any existing barriers or challenges that could hinder its success. This includes tackling process inefficiencies, system issues, or negative perceptions.

5.       Building the Right Team

Assemble a dedicated team of internal experts and external advisors who can guide the localization process effectively. Avoid assigning EVP tasks as side projects; dedicated focus is key.

6.       Continuous Monitoring and Adaptation

Keep a finger on the pulse of local markets and competitors. Localization is an ongoing journey, requiring continuous monitoring and adaptation to stay relevant.

Effective localization isn’t just about translating messages into local languages. It’s about understanding the unique audiences that influence your talent market and tailoring your EVP accordingly. By investing in localization, you not only attract top talent but also build a stronger sense of pride and morale among your current employees. After all, everyone plays a role in shaping the employer brand, and a well-crafted EVP can make all the difference.

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Article covers:

  • how to manage your employer brand
  • how to localize your employee value proposition
  • how to involve and engage internal and external experts on your employer brand



I am Aniisu, an award-winning internal communications and change leader helping individuals and organizations discover and develop their ‘sweet-spot’ through effective communications. As a Linkedin Top Voice for Internal Communications & Personal Branding based in Sydney, Australia, I offer insights, perspectives and solutions at the intersection of these two evolving domains. I believe that organizations are an amalgamation of employees as ‘personal brands’ and when we include, involve and inspire staff as partners of change, together we can amplify our presence and advocacy.

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