Languages & Localization

What languages are available in Betterworks?

The language feature allows Betterworks customers with employees in different countries to localize the language. Currently, there are 26 options available: 

Croatian German Mandarin - Traditional
Spanish-Latin America
Czech Hindi Polish Swedish
Dutch Hungarian Portuguese - Brazilian Thai
English - US Italian Romanian Turkish
English - UK Japanese Russian Vietnamese
French Korean Slovak  
French Canadian Mandarin - Simplified Spanish  


How do I set the language for my organization? 

Administrators can set the language for their organization by going to:

Admin → Platform Configuration → Organization settings→ Language


How do I set the language for a specific user?

Via the Admin Module

Administrators can set a specific user's language via the Admin module by going to:

Admin → User Management → Departments and users → Users → Individual update


Via CSV Upload

On the user file that is uploaded via CSV or sent automatically via the HRIS integration, there is now a "locale" column that can be included. By including the correct locale information for a user, this will automatically adjust their Betterworks language accordingly:


When including specific languages in the user CSV file, the proper locale designations must be included in order for our platform to properly update the user's language:


Via the API

To learn more about the Betterworks API and how to set it up for your organization, see our Developer Documentation as well as the following articles:

The below example is a way to update a user's language via the API:


How do users set the language in their own profile?

You can set their language by going to: 

Profile drop-down menu → My Settings → User Settings → Language


Note: Certain aspects of the platform will not be translated

  • Custom naming
  • Objectives, comments and responses that were originally submitted in English