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What is the HAB Assessment?


The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) is the gold-standard among tools assessing human abilities and aptitudes. It objectively measures your natural, hard-wired abilities. As part of the Highlands Whole Person Model, the HAB is the foundation and starting point to identify the career best suited for you. The HAB was founded on the work of research scientist Johnson O’Connor, who devoted his life to the study of human engineering. Almost a century of research that began continues through the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation has established that every individual is born with a pattern of abilities unique to them. 

What makes the HAB Assessment unique?

The HAB is unique in that it measures your abilities based on performance rather than perception. Exercises such as recreating designs from memory, manipulating blocks in space, and putting images in logical sequence are some of the virtual tasks you are asked to perform within a set amount of time. Results based on timed performance are far more reliable than results based on self-perception or personal opinion.

What to expect when taking the HAB?

The HAB consists of 19 virtual worksamples that are taken online over an estimated three hours in total. You do not have to take the whole Battery at once, but can do each worksample individually or break them up into smaller groups.The HAB measures basic human abilities such as:

Visual speed and accuracy
Ability to work with numbers and designs
Inductive reasoning
Analytical reasoning
Idea flow
Verbal aptitude
Structural visualization
Musical aptitude
Several applications of memory

The HAB is different from other performance assessments in that it also measures vocabulary level. Although we cannot call the level of a person’s vocabulary a natural ability, we have come to recognize it is a good predictor of occupational success in many areas such as law and business.

How are my results revealed?

The HAB is unique in that it measures your abilities based on performance rather than perception. Exercises such as recreating designs from memory, manipulating blocks in space, and putting images in logical sequence are some of the virtual tasks you are asked to perform within a set amount of time. Results based on timed performance are far more reliable than results based on self-perception or personal opinion. See the research, HAB Technology and Resea

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