Stas Kulesh

Karma bot founder. I blog, play fretless guitar, watch Peep Show and run a digital design/dev shop in Auckland, New Zealand. Parenting too.

Stas Kulesh

Posts by Stas Kulesh

Motivating Employees Through Appreciation in the Workplace

What gets you out of bed in the morning? It’s a question of motivation — the underlying reasoning behind your actions. For the vast majority of society, employment is the gateway to e...

In Engagement, Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Jan 13, 2020

Using Micro-Feedback to Engage Employees in the Workplace

Nobody likes to give negative feedback to their co-workers. For many leaders, it can be one of the most challenging aspects of their managerial role. Despite being difficult to delive...

In Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Jan 01, 2020

Why Do Millennials Leave Top Companies?

More stunning statistics have revealed that millennials will be on the move next year. According to ​Deloitte​, only 28% of millennials expect to stay with their employer for five yea...

In Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Dec 23, 2019

Feeling Burned Out Today?

Hardworking people talk about feeling ‘burned out’ all the time, usually in the context of their job. The phrase is often uttered in moments of exhaustion and despair. When you hear s...

In Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Microsoft Teams, Dec 16, 2019

Peer Recognition With Karma Bot Can Boost Team Culture

Who doesn’t love to feel appreciated? We all crave a little bit of recognition every once in a while, even if we don’t admit to it.

In Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Slack, Dec 09, 2019

Who Is Burned Out, And Why?

You’re about to find out why many experiences can leave someone being drained of energy regularly. Fascinating and shocking, the aspect of burnout is inescapable conditions, mostly fo...

In Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Microsoft Teams, Nov 25, 2019

Karma Unlimited

Karma Unlimited: there is no such thing as too many ‘thank-you’s.

In Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Microsoft Teams, Nov 18, 2019

(Possibly) The Best Recognition and Appreciation Tool for Microsoft Teams

Karma is one of the most popular employees appreciation and recognition system on MS Teams marketplace. It works seamlessly with Microsoft Teams. Today, the lack of recognition is one...

In Appreciation, Recognition, Dashboard, Bots, Microsoft Teams, Oct 14, 2019

Dishonesty Can, and Most Likely Will, Fly Your Startup into The Mountain

Hey, I’m Stas Kulesh. I grew up in the far-easter part of Siberia, studied Computer Science and Nuclear Physics, played in a band, got excited by the indie-games making and left the u...

In Millennials, Appreciation, Bots, Microsoft Teams, Slackbot, Jul 29, 2019

Time Bot for Tracking Time on Slack

Non-intrusive in-chat time-tracking

In Slackbot, Time tracking, Jun 26, 2019

Why Millennials Quit

It is a shocking statistic. According to Deloitte, 43% of millennials see themselves quitting their current job within the next 2 years.

In Millennials, Appreciation, Bots, Microsoft Teams, Slackbot, May 21, 2019

Karma Bot for MS Teams Gets Major Update

Your in-chat peer recognition tool

In Microsoft Teams, Msteams, Bot, Chatbot, Performance Reviews, Apr 29, 2019

Karma Bot Status: In-Chat Time-Tracking and Reporting

Imagine the following scenario, you’re a remote designer, coming online to do some work. Some Slack teams use ‘#status’ to raise a hand and say hi to everyone, some utilise bots that ...

In Slack, Bot, Slackbot, Time Tracking, Time Tracking Software, Mar 19, 2019

Slack Emulator for Karma Bot

Thousands of business teams have ditched emails for Slack, probably the most famous chat-based platform for team collaboration. Using Slack, various bots, automated scripts and apps c...

In Karma bot, Dec 13, 2018

We Have Built Slack Emulator to Demo Our Slack Bot

I’m very proud of Karma bot team today. The guys have managed to code up a Slack emulator using JS, CSS and HTML. We really hope this will help our customers to understand the dynamic...

In Slack, Karma, Performance Reviews, Slackbot, Onboarding, Nov 23, 2018

Karma Bot Performance Is Out!

Chat is the new email: the growth metrics in the industry — Slack, MS Teams, Telegram, Discord — are hitting through the roof. In such exciting times, Karma bot team is glad to get in...

In Slack, Microsoft Teams, Telegram Bot, Millennials, Microfeedback, Nov 14, 2018

Karma Bot Is at Y Combinator Startup School 2018

Karma bot news flash. We’ve been accepted into Y Combinator Startup School 2018 Advisor Track and trying to iterate as often as possible and, most importantly, connect to our customers.

In Telegram, Slack, Chatbots, Chat, Performance Reviews, Oct 18, 2018

Spicing Up Your Slack Life

We’ve taught Karma bot, the performance-boosting chat bot, a new trick.

In Slack, Slackbot, Bots, Human Resources, Performance, Aug 14, 2018

Celebrate Your Teammates’ Achievements on Slack

Karma bot team is constantly working to bring the best experience possible. Here is the quick update on the things completed just this week.

In Slack, Slackbot, Human Resources, Time Tracking Software, Performance Management, Aug 09, 2018

Set Your Slack Status Straight!

Did you know, that Karma bot can handle Slack statuses for you?

In Slack, Karma bot, Slackbot, Bots, Chatbots, Jul 03, 2018

Karma Bot for Microsoft Teams Is Here

Exploring the frontiers while building stronger, happier teams in chats.

In Bots, Human Resources, Microsoft, Office 365, Office Culture, Jun 13, 2018