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Checking candidates' profiles at CEBIT

CASE has its sights firmly set on helping employers decipher job applicants’ academic certificates. The startup is offering visitors to CEBIT 2018 the chance to have their degree evaluated by CASE algorithms and receive a personal certificate.

21 May. 2018

CASE - short for candidate select GmbH - is a spin-off from the University of Bonn. Its founders and managing directors Dr. Philipp Seegers and Dr. Jan Bergerhoff believe university grades on their own don't reveal much - they need to be put into context. Companies on the lookout for suitable candidates require further information to help optimize the costly and time-consuming selection process. "Seeing as institutes have different standards of evaluation, university grades themselves don't say a lot about the candidate," explains Dr. Seegers, "CASE, however, translates long years of studying into meaningful information." Dr. Bergerhoff adds: "Numerous customer studies have shown the CASE score can not only predict the chosen candidate, but also offers the best indication of later success in the workplace."

CASE uses degree certificates from German universities to generate additional information, enabling companies to make better hiring decisions. With access to more than 220,000 grading averages and the psychological profiles of over 250,000 students across Germany, the system orders and compares this academic data to predict the candidates' potential performance. CASE already counts big names such as the Deutsche Post DHL Group, Evonik Industries, Porsche and the Boston Consulting Group among its customers. At CEBIT 2018, the startup is in Hall 27, side by side with the German Federal Ministry of Economics, which provided funding to help develop the system's algorithms. Throughout the fair, the CASE team is offering to evaluate academic grades using the algorithm-based system and even print certificates showing the outcome. Can't make it? Don't worry - just access CASE online at to have your degree evaluated in a flash.


candidate select GmbH (50968 Cologne, Germany), Hall 27, Stand E77

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