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Over 1.800 organisations have chosen for PESCHECK

Over 1.800 organisations have chosen for PESCHECK

Identify red flags

From a compliance perspective, there may be an increased risk when doing business with individuals who appear in adverse media especially in high-risk jobs like the financial industry.

Database in +200 countries

With the adverse media check, potential red flags are searched for in various languages across millions of online public web pages, all within just a minute.

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In the event that no negative coverage is found about your candidate, you can make hiring decisions with confidence.

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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 prioritize comprehensive background checks for your business’s safety and security. Our Adverse Media Check stands out as a robust search engine tool that delves into major platforms like Google, Bing, and Yandex. This tool specifically targets detecting any negative publicity or critical information about individuals or organizations, in sectors such as the Gig-economy, Financial services, and Tech. This approach is fundamental to safeguarding your business interests.

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.

Adverse media service

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

Save time and resources

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

Easy-to-use software

We performed more than +300.000 screenings for +1.000 organisations using our easy-to-use software

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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. we offer a comprehensive ID verification service, ensuring the authenticity of candidate identities with precision. Our reference checks are thorough, aimed at corroborating the reliability and past performance of individuals. For academic credentials, our rigorous qualification check process confirms the legitimacy of educational qualifications. Lastly, our integrity checks provide deep insights into a candidate’s character, ensuring they meet your ethical and professional standards.

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