Adverse Media check

An adverse media check, also known as adverse media screening or Google Search screening, is a process of searching for negative news or information about a person and-/or organisation.

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From a compliance perspective, there may be an increased risk when doing business with individuals who appear in adverse media.

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Why conduct an adverse media check?

An adverse media screening aims to identify any negative publicity that could harm the company’s reputation. It is a broad media and press survey in which a candidate is screened for negative portrayal on global media sources such as newspapers, magazines, TV, social media, blogs, and web articles. It gives your organisation a unique insight into candidates’ professional and personal activities.

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How do we conduct an Adverse Media check?

At PESHECK, we understand the importance of conducting thorough background checks to ensure the safety and security of your business. That’s why we offer an Adverse Media Check, which is a search engine check that scours popular search engines like Google, Bing, and Yandex for any negative news or information about an individual or organization.

Risk indicators filter our adverse media check to ensure that we only provide you with relevant and accurate information. This means you can trust us to provide you with the most comprehensive and reliable adverse media check available.


Benefits of outsourcing it to PESCHECK

Millions of news items are published around the world every day. Manually searching for negative information about your candidate can be very time-consuming and tedious, especially looking up good local media coverage is time-consuming. Often organisations cannot check all the news in different languages, it can therefore be difficult to conduct accurate and reliable research. Our technique is being used by Interpol and governmental agencies worldwide.

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We use databases all over the world in which information can be retrieved quickly, reliably, and automatically in +200 countries.

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Relieve your organisation from this time-consuming process and let us automate it. Privacy-compliant and results in <1 minute.

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  • What is adverse media (meaning)?

    An adverse media check (also known as an adverse media screening) is a status check on an individual or organization that can reveal negative news stories, articles, or posts that may impact their reputation. Adverse media refers to any negative mention of an individual in the news or other public outlets.

    An adverse media check is a screening process that uses online search tools to identify potential risks associated with an individual. In general, adverse media checks can be an important tool for individuals and organizations alike in order to help mitigate risk.

  • What is covered in an adverse media check?

    The adverse media check confirms whether the candidate has been mentioned in any unfavourable news stories (online or offline), has been mentioned in the media, has been implicated in any criminal action, or has engaged in fraud, terrorism, or trafficking.

  • What are types of adverse media (examples)?

    Adverse media can include, but is not limited to, news stories about criminal convictions, financial fraud, ethical violations, and media coverage of protests or other negative events.

  • For which sectors/industries are adverse media checks relevant?

    For all kind of sectors and industries because the reputation of your business is the most important.

  • Why are adverse media checks important?

    An adverse media check can help to ensure that a company is not unknowingly associating itself with someone who has a history of negative publicity. The brand, culture, and reputation of a company are crucial to many newly hired prospects. Organisations should be aware of anything an applicant has previously written or stated.

  • How long does an adverse media check take?

    The time it takes to conduct an adverse media check is almost instantly. It is an automated process which instantly starts once a screening has been requested through our dashboard.

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PESCHECK offers international background checks for all industries, including IT and technology, healthcare, accounting, finance, construction, logistics, recruiting, governments, education and more. You can verify a candidate’s history, even if they’ve lived, worked, or studied abroad. Whether you want to screen your candidates for the validity of an ID, references, diplomas or integrity, everything is possible.

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Our API gives you full flexibility to search on the Internet and get filtered data back to the person. You won’t have to go through pages of Google, Bing, and/or Yandex in many languages. It saves your organisation a lot of time using a search engine while candidates receive the results within 1 minute.

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