Adverse media checks

Request adverse media background checks directly from your ATS for candidates anywhere in the world.

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Why conduct an adverse media check?

Adverse media checks help organisations mitigate risk and ensure the integrity of your workforce. This background check searches for negative or potentially damaging information about a candidate reported in the media, and is particularly relevant for positions with high levels of public trust. Protect your organisation's reputation by thoroughly vetting candidates and making informed hiring decisions.

Unique feature
Easy to fill in and complete
The media check is so quick and simple for your candidates to complete on any device. Any errors on completion can be solved in real-time for a smooth pre-screening check process. You can your candidates can save time with this efficient solution.
Detailed reports
View detailed reports
Zinc gives you detailed reports, giving you all the information you need to have a smooth onboarding process for your candidates.
Unique feature
Lightning fast checks
Zinc's technology programmatically searches hundreds of media sources and returns matches in seconds. Receive real-time updates and a report when complete.

Zinc integrates with 14+ HR tools

Create a seamless workflow for your HR team with one-click check requests that save time and provide the insights you need in one place.
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The team of 16 recruiters is extremely happy with Zinc. Having these checks done and back within less than 24 hours is amazing.

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Explore our features

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Automated checks
Simple and secure adverse media checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
ATS integrations
Request media checks in seconds using Zinc’s seamless ATS integrations.
Global coverage
Zinc handles global complexity, checking your candidate's wherever they work.
Tailored packages
Curate a checking package for specific countries or regulation. Or have one globally consistent range of checks.
Simple and secure
Simple and secure checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
Elevated experiences
Custom brand your candidate's flows and choose light or dark mode. Candidate's can easily submit checks from any device.
Fully compliant with Global & EU law.
Tier 1 registered with the ICO.
Direct ATS integrations. Get in touch and we'll set you up for free.
Instant live chat support from the Zinc team around the clock.
Robust service that's relied upon by regulated businesses globally.

Media check process

Step 1
Applicants upload proof of identification such as a passport, driving license, or government ID.
Step 2
Zinc verifies the legitimacy of identity documents.
Step 3
Our system checks the candidate's identity against global and local media sources. The results are returned to you in seconds.


How does your software handle data privacy and comply with relevant regulations when conducting adverse media checks?

Our employee background check software handles data privacy with utmost care and complies with relevant regulations, including GDPR and other data protection laws.

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What sources does your software use to gather adverse media information, and does it cover both national and international publications?

Our adverse media background screening software gathers adverse media information from a wide range of sources, including national and international publications, news databases, and online resources.

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How user-friendly is your software for both the recruiter and the candidate when conducting adverse media checks?

Our employer background check software is optimised for mobile devices and includes online support, making it user-friendly for both recruiters and candidates. With an intuitive interface, the software simplifies the process of conducting adverse media checks.

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How quickly can your software complete an adverse media check,?

The completion time for an adverse media check depends on the complexity and volume of information available. Typically at Zinc, adverse media checks are completed within minutes.

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