Galway firm flies high on €200,000 talent system for aircraft giant

19 Feb 2009

A firm based in Loughrea, Galway, has signed a €200,000 contract to deploy an online selection assessment system for the manufacturers of the Airbus and Eurocopter aircraft, EADS Group.

Loughrea-based Cut-e Group, which is a client of Enterprise Ireland (EI), will provide web-based psychometric assessment and selection tools to EADS as part of its global young professionals and graduate recruitment programme.

The contract builds on Cut-e’s success as a provider of talent management consultancy and technology services to large Irish and international organisations.

The new contract with EADS will broaden the delivery of Cut-e services in the German, French, UK and Spanish markets.

Cut-e provides software products and business consultancy services to help companies select, train and retain the most effective people for their organisation.

Its client base includes leading companies nationally and internationally, such as Deloitte, PWC, Coca Cola, Bank Of Ireland, Central Bank, Bulmers, Statoil, Volkswagen and Siemens.

Cut-e’s services aim to help reduce the travel, time and logistical costs involved in assessment, while its configurable systems and leading ‘unique item generator’ and ‘cheating detection’ systems are targeted to increase the integrity and accuracy of the assessment data for the client.

“EADS is a perfect client for us as it allows us to use our capacity to accurately assess a large amount of candidates from all over the world in their own language against the key personality, ability and motivational elements that are likely to indicate if they would be a strong employee,” explained David Barrett, managing director of Cut-e.

Cut-e’s continued growth offers a sign that the high-end knowledge economy and internationally traded high-value services provide ongoing opportunity for Irish companies.

“EI is delighted to be working with Cut-e in growing its international business,” explained Tom Hayes, head of High Potential Start Ups with Enterprise Ireland.

“Cut-e is exactly the type of innovative, high-potential, export-oriented company operating successfully from a regional location that EI is keen to support, and shows what can be achieved when the ambitions and energy of a young company are harnessed and supported,” Hayes added.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years