The quality of salespeople you hire are a DIRECT reflection of you.
Poor-performing salespeople destroy reputations. When you hire low-performing salespeople...
If you are the CEO, you look like you are not paying attention to essential details.
If you are the VP of Sales, you look inept. Your alpha sales wolves will respect you less.
If you are HR, you look incompetent.
If you are the Sales Manager, you look like a pushover and your alpha sales wolves will respect you less.
Who you hire or allow to be hired directly impacts your reputation. You can blame others all you like, but in the end, the bad sales hires fall on your shoulders.