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.


cut-e company profile: who we are and what we can do for you

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Company Profile

cut-e: the first point of call for online assessment

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Achieving Growth through Synergy

In May 2017, cut-e has been acquired by global professional services firm Aon. This is in line with cut-e’s strategy to continue our growth globally and ensure we can provide our clients with the best products and services available on the market. In this article Andreas Lohff, CEO of cut-e, explains the background to this acquisition and the implications and benefits for our employees and clients.

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

Co-Founder and Managing Director of cut-e Group

Andreas Lohff co-founded cut-e Group, the global talent management and assessment specialist, in 2002.

A strategic assessment specialist and a distinguished business psychologist, he has led the group’s growth and international development, transforming its marketing and sales potential and managing its global partner network. Andreas runs major HR consultancy and management assessment projects for some of the world’s leading employers. He oversees recruitment and employee development at cut-e and is responsible for creating the mission, values and culture that have ensured the group’s global success. 

Recognized as a thought leader in the assessment industry, Andreas is a frequent speaker at recruitment and psychology conferences and a regular contributor to the talent management and assessment media. 

Prior to co-founding cut-e, Andreas set up the German subsidiary of occupational psychometric company SHL Group and spent 13 years with the firm, latterly as European Sales & Marketing Director. He holds a diploma in psychology.

Dr Achim Preuss

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of cut-e Group

Dr Achim Preuss co-founded cut-e Group, the global talent management and assessment specialist, in 2002.

A visionary practitioner and a renowned pioneer in the assessment industry, he has led the group’s product development and best practice innovations in pre-application attraction and selection, conducting groundbreaking psychological research and driving advances in new areas such as mobile testing, gamified assessments, new-style situational judgement tests, ‘psychometric fingerprinting’, candidate engagement, data integration and the use of predictive talent analytics. 

An experienced and in-demand presenter at the world’s leading psychology conferences and assessment industry events, Achim writes regular articles and opinion pieces in the HR, talent and recruitment media.

Prior to co-founding cut-e, he spent six years at occupational psychometric company SHL Group, latterly as European Director of Product Development. Formerly a business psychology professor at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, Achim holds a degree in psychology and a doctorate in applied computing science.

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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