Lithtex Printing Solutions

How to Fire an Employee

Let’s get down to it—firing someone is no easy task, especially if you have a small team. Although it is hard, it is a necessary process of growing a company and becoming a great team. While you have a lot of anxiety regarding the conversation, it is your job, as a leader and manager, to make it as smooth and easy as possible on the subordinate. Make the conversation easier with these three points:

Be transparent—Being fired should never come out of the blue. Assuming your business has routine performance evaluations, the employee’s poor conduct should be a familiar topic of discussion. It should be evident to the employee that firing them will be a solution to the problem.

Listen and answer—When you tell an employee they need to leave the company, be able to listen and not react. Being fired is an emotional and traumatic event, so keep an open mind and console the employee professionally. Don’t ever get frustrated and angrily defensive; keep cool, calm and collected. Also be prepared to answer any logistical or performance-related question they might have.

Talk to your team—Lastly, have an intimate discussion with your team after the employee is fired and has left the company. Go through the process, the reasoning and implications for a fired employee. Also, remind them of the company’s goals and expectations in a calm manner. You always need to be sensitive to emotions, as the employees will be shocked to see a friend and trusted colleague leave.

Welcome to Lithtex Printing!

The art of printing is not in the press. Or fancy die cuts, or bindery, either. Instead, it’s using printing to make business happen. At Lithtex, printing is about more than just ink and paper - it’s about creating business solutions, and getting results.

Lithtex Printing Solutions was founded in 1973 in Beaverton, Oregon by Les Davis. Originally established as a quick-print shop, we quickly became known as a leading local resource for the fast-turnaround printing needs of local businesses.

Over the years our reputation for top-notch work grew, so did the company. As other printers struggled to compete in a changing marketplace, We acquired more equipment, employees and clients, to become among the largest local printing companies.

Lithtex has always been committed to keeping up with the latest printing technology. As the local business climate changed in the late 1990’s, client budgets tightened, demand for return on investment rose, and technology quickly advanced. Foreseeing a change in the printing needs of businesses large and small, Lithtex evolved by adding digital equipment to its extensive offset printing capabilities to support the emerging need for short-run quality printing—thereby establishing itself as the business-solution driven printing company.

In 2001, we expanded operations and built a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art printing facility. Today, that facility is Lithtex’s headquarters for developing business solutions for its clients.

In 2010 we were rewarded Hillsboro's "Business of the Year" by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. a recognition that we are extremely proud of.

Today, Lithtex continues to be a recognized leader of solution-oriented printing.

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Lithtex Printing Solutions
6770 NW Century Blvd Hillsboro, OR 97124
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