The leading edge of business psychometrics

Within a few years of being founded, cut-e has established itself as the most innovative provider of psychometric instruments for HR diagnostics on the web. 

Creative item formats, user-friendly reporting and rigorous scientific evaluation characterize the solutions provided by cut-e and ensure our client's success.

Today cut-e handles over 12 million candidate assessments each year, and supports the HR decisions of an impressive list of major companies and organizations worldwide by providing reliable, meaningful information.

What we do

  • cut-e is world leader in the design and implementation of innovative online tests, questionnaires  and gamified assessments for recruitment, selection and development.
  • We undertake 12 million assessments each year in over 70 countries and 40 languages.
  • cut-e helps employers to identify which candidates have the right capabilities, potential and cultural fit to benefit their business.

"At cut-e we recruit smart people and build clever products. All our instruments are highly valid. We value our clients; our clients prefer cut-e." explains Andreas Lohff, Founder and Co-director of the cut-e Group.

Our values: smart. valid. preferred.

At cut-e, we deeply believe that psychometrics can create personal and organizational benefits that no other means can deliver. We focus on creating innovative approaches to manifest these benefits for our clients and the people we assess.

Putting clients first 

Everything we do is driven by client demands. Customer service to us means identifying our clients' needs and providing the optimum solution for these. Building strong client relationships and advising our clients, not preaching at them, to deliver clear value for money, sets us apart from our competitors.

Break away from tradition

To break away from tradition, improve on standard approaches and create more valuable, more effective ways of measuring human factors is a major driving force for us. We welcome unconventional ideas and are always prepared to learn and grow together with our clients.

Personal and professional integrity is paramount

At cut-e, personal and professional integrity is paramount. We treat people with fairness and respect. We create learning and development opportunities. We focus on skills, knowledge and thought leadership, not hierarchy. And we have fun when we work.

Highest scientific standard

All our tools are developed to the highest scientific standards. Our measurement is reliable, objective and valid. We continuously research and improve our tools. We cooperate with our clients and selected universities on psychometric research projects.

Our founders

cut-e was founded in 2002 by Andreas Lohff and Dr Achim Preuss and employs today more than 250 professionals worldwide.

Andreas Lohff, cut-e

Andreas Lohff

Areas of expertise
During his 20 plus years of experience in business psychology, Andreas has run successful HR consultancy projects for companies like IBM, DaimlerChrysler, Dow Chemicals, Commerzbank, Henkel and Allianz.

His main expertise areas are competency modelling, management diagnostics, management development and online assessment.

Having graduated with a Diploma in Psychology at Christian-Albrecht-University in Kiel (Germany), Andreas started his career with NISOB, a German business psychology consultancy. In 1989, he founded the German subsidiary of SHL Group plc, the leading provider of occupational psychometric instruments during the 1990s. In his last position with SHL, he headed the European product development, sales and marketing activities. In October 2002, he started the cut-e Group together with some former colleagues and team members.

cut-e responsibilities
At cut-e, Andreas is responsible for marketing, sales and the international network. He also runs major HR consultancy and management assessment projects for national and international clients such as BASF, Deutsche Telekom, SAP and the UN. He works in German and English.

Dr. Achim Preuß

Dr. Achim Preuss

Areas of expertise
Since beginning his career 1989 in business psychology and applied computing science, Achim has run successful HR consultancy and IT-development projects for companies like Beiersdorf, Credit Suisse, DaimlerChrysler, L'Oreal, 3M, and Siemens.

His main areas of expertise are job analysis, knowledge engineering, and e-HR with bespoke online assessment and development solutions. Over the years, he has published a number of articles on knowledge engineering, prediction methodologies and e-HR.

Achim has a degree in psychology and doctorate in applied computing science. After 3 years as an assistant professor for business psychology at the University of Jena, he spent several years doing freelance consultancy and programming. In 1996 he joined the SHL Group plc, the leading provider of occupational psychometric instruments during the 1990s. In his last position with SHL, he was the European Director of Product Development & IT-Services. In October 2002 he founded – together with Andreas Lohff – the cut-e group.

cut-e responsibilities
At cut-e, Achim is responsible for IT systems and product development, infrastructure and the technology partner network. He also runs major Online Assessment projects for clients like Commerzbank, Volkswagen, Bertelsmann, Siemens and Randstad.

The cut-e innovation story

On the sofa with our founders: in this short movie we hear about what is so innovative about cut-e, why this is so important to us, and how clients benefit.

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