This question is aimed at people involved in recruitment/interviewing.
If you found out that one of your interviewees was in high demand (offered lots of interviews in a short period of time from very respectable big-name companies in your sector) would that have an effect on how employable/attractive (in terms of prospects) you saw that person?
This is assuming that the interviewee did not tell you that they have multiple interviews scheduled that day (for example) but that you somehow found out from a reliable source of your own that you trust to be true.
I think on a subconscious level it might have an effect, although obviously the most suitable candidate would be given the job - I'm not saying this would be grounds alone to give anyone a job!
For example if you had two candidates:
Candidate A: Tells you this is the first interview they've had for a while and have no others booked Candidate B: You hear from your source that this person is receiving lots of interest, but they don't mention it themselves.
If both Candidate A and Candidate B interview equally well and are equally well qualified and suited to the roll, would it make a difference?
I'm interested in all countries/locations as I'm just curious, having never been involved myself.